Japanese Flute (Nohkan and Shinobue) Player
Born in Chiba, Michiko Yamada is a Japanese flute player and a leader of "DAKADAKA", a Japanese flute and drum group. She started her career as a Japanese flute player when she was in high school being a member of "Kogumi", a Japanese drum playing group, at Yachiyo high school in Chiba Michiko began studying flute at that time under Yukihiro Isso, a Noh flute player (fue-kata).
Since then, Michiko has been playing flute together with wide range of instruments, not only Japanese instruments such as Wadaiko (Japanese drum) and Shamisen (three-stringed musical instrument) but also various foreign instruments such as piano, guitar, djembe and gamelan.
In addition to performing flute, she is active as a composer and a teacher of Japanese flute.
(Translated by T.Noguchi)
Performed on a stage "Bokushi/Hokuetsu Seppu Yukino kaidan" by Matsuo Takai, a Noh player. Organized a concert "DAKADAKA live". Performed on a concert "Yukihiro Isso fue zukushi, Ohiyari No.16" at National Noh Theater.
Performed at Fureai concert 2006 in Narashino-city.
Organized a concert "Michishirube" with Japanese drum players. Performed at KIDS' GUERNICA in Bali.
Performed at Tokyo station Akarenga concert.