Rakuto Kurano is an award-winning performer & composer based in New Zealand. Full Biography

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Kurano played his composition with flair and panache

Patrick Shepherd, Christchurch Mail

Rakuto Kurano was a star throughout the performance – his composition was a real hit

Kate Lovell – President, Wanaka Concert Society

What was truly notable is Rakuto Kurano’s Concerto – as new NZ compositions go this ranks at least with our musical greats – and for my money I have not ever enjoyed a new piece of work more-nor been unable to fault it for its compositional elements of technicality more than matched by its rich beauty of genre

Bruce, Oamaru

Rakuto Kurano’s work was jaw-dropping in its maturity

Christine, Invercargill

Stunningly and energetically played

Tony Ryan

charming work

Stephen Gibbs, DMS Review Blog