There are many brilliant pianists around, but few are able to fuse the sensibilities of a musician raised in the Far East who trained in the West.
So what actually happens when Reiko sits at a keyboard and performs? The dominant flavour in her recitals is personal warmth. Her constant goal is to present a dialogue between pianist and composer. What audiences experience, both in the studio and on stage, is a musician with a European sensibility who is still in touch with her musical roots in Japan. She feels especially at home among the deep emotional textures of Beethoven, whilst her recitals have often engaged with works by contemporary Japanese composers such as Tōru Takemitsu.