A Pianist's Love, Loss and Life in Takasaki
On this episode, we visit Takasaki in Gunma Prefecture to meet Russian-native Yulia Lev, a pianist who's been active in Japan for 20 years. As an accompanist - a specialization common in Russia yet rare in Japan - she performs with a wide range of musicians and singers, proving there are no borders in music. Her love for her work and city of adoption helps her through life's hardships. We also drop by a Tokyo gallery to watch Italian-born Greta Rossi at work organizing a contemporary art exhibition.
Musicians gather at Yulia's house
Yulia performs with Nakanishi-san
Yulia shares a meal with Akabane-san, the leader of a chorus
Working in the field of art had long been a dream for Greta