12-year-old pianist Umi Garret performs a selection of pieces and tells of her trip to Japan to visit communities that suffered great damage from the 2011 tsunami.
A biography might be short if you're not yet a teenager, but Umi already has a pianistic rap sheet as long as your arm. At 8: Ellen DeGeneres Show. At 9: debut with the Wuhan Symphony (Mozart). At 10, won International Chopin Competition & played at Carnegie Hall. At 11, performed at the Assisi nel Mondo Festival. Featured on "From The Top" she performed with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. She speaks English and Japanese, and loves to draw, visit museums, and travel.
A bright young pianistic star, Umi has already won more than a dozen piano competitions and made numerous concert appearances around the world, both as a solo recitalist and with orchestras from Boston to Wuhan.