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 it’s maturity”

Christine, Invercargill

“Stunningly and energetically played”

Tony Ryan

“A very accessible and charming work”

Stephen Gibbs, DMS Review Blog