Shoko Hikage, koto

SHOKO HIKAGE, koto, began her koto playing at the age of three, studying with Chizuga Kimura of the Ikuta-ryu Sokyoku Seigen Kai. With this foundation of Japanese traditional music, Shoko has expanded the repertoire and performance of the koto by incorporating components of Korean and Western experimental music. She has recorded extensively, both in her native country and in the US. She currently resides in San Francisco, where she keeps a busy schedule of teaching and performing.