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Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui

There’s the generous humanitarian Keiko Matsui, who gives concerts to benefit marrow donor and breast-cancer research programs. There’s the soothing Keiko Matsui, whose symphonic CDs create healing soundtracks for thousands. Then there’s the rockin’ Keiko Matsui, when the diminutive pianist radiates energy on stage, dancing and swirling to her music with a portable Yamaha KX5 keyboard strapped over her shoulder.

“Playing concerts is a different form of expression,” says Matsui. “CDs are more for people putting their minds together with the universe or themselves. Concerts are for the audience and musicians. We enhance each other’s energy.”

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