January 2014

Diana Interview on InterFM London Hit Radio

January 13, 2014 09:55

Diana talked to DJs Guy Perryman and Madoka Kato about her recent performance at the BCCJ British Business Awards, about how and why she became a violinist and songwriter, her favourite part of being a violinist as well as talking about her upcoming projects.

The interview also featured a live performance by Diana of City of Shadows, a piece written by Diana from her latest EP, Finding the Parallel which was released last year in Europe and the US.

The 30min interview also featured Sukiyaki Song from Diana’s debut album as well as Magnolia, a piece written by Diana Yukawa from The Butterfly Effect the was released in 2009 with Sony Music.

Listen to the London Hit Radio show here.

London Hit Radio is Japan’s only programme dedicated all UK and European music, entertainment and guest interview.

The show has on air since April 2012 hosted by Guy Perryman and Madoka “Maddie” Kato.

Broadcast in Tokyo 76.1 InterFM
Monday – Thursday 2:00-4:00pm

Violinist Diana Yukawa

London Hit Radio

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Diana Yukawa Dazzles Audience at British Business Awards

January 13, 2014 09:52

The Violinist and Songwriter took to the stage, performing a number of pieces from her latest EP release “Finding the Parallel” – the first live performance of these tracks in Japan following their release in the Europe and US earlier last year.

Furthermore, Diana lit things up with her illuminated dress which was custom made specifically for the performance fusing perfectly with the 360 degree projection at the venue – a truly dazzling affair.

The event, on 1st November 2013 was the seventh year that the British Business Awards (BBA) has recognised excellence - promoting success and innovation across all industries orgonised by the British Chamber of Commerce.

The event welcomed over 220 guests at the luxurious surroundings of the Mandarin Oriental on the evening of November 1 2013, supported by a number of prolific British companies including British Airways, Royal Bank of Scotland, The Financial Times, Virgin Atlantic, Burberry and Penhaligons.

Inter FM's London Hit Radio (LHR) DJs Guy Perryman and Madoka Kato, were the bi-lingual Masters of Ceremony for the second consecutive year. You can listen to Diana’s post awards interview on London Hit Radio here.

The 2013 BBA trophies, were presented to winners by the British Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens. Nominees and winners included British Airways, Guy Perryman, Bentley Motors, Rolls Royce and Lush.

The event was part of Diana’s month long schedule in the region ahead of a number of upcoming projects due for release this year, including her next album.

Violinist Diana Yukawa

British Business Awards

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Diana Yukawa Performs at British Embassy Japan for UK Music Industry

January 13, 2014 09:48

The event which took place on 28th October, was scheduled as part of Diana’s month long trip to the region ahead of a number of upcoming projects due for release this year, including her next album.

As part of the British Government’s GREAT campaign, showcasing the best of what Britain has to offer, Tim Hitchens, British Ambassador to Japan, hosted the reception at the British Embassy Tokyo to launch a ‘GREAT Creative Week in Japan’, promoting British companies with creative and innovative expertise in the design, fashion and music sectors.

Sponsored by MINI Japan and Bombay Sapphire, the event brought together British companies from the creative sector with stakeholders and potential partners in Japan. Entertainment was provided by the British-Japanese violinist Diana Yukawa before a series of Pecha Kucha inspired mini-presentations.

The 2013 GREAT Week Japan featured bespoke programmes for UK Fashion, Design and Digital Music companies. 60 representatives from 44 UK companies participated to gain a deeper understanding of the Japanese market and discover opportunities for their business.

As is often the case, Diana’s performance and original music is used as to bridge for organisations with invested interest in UK and Japan (and vice versa), given the violinists shared heritage.

The Violinist and Songwriter considers both the UK and Japan as her home so long may the association continue…

Violinist Diana Yukawa

Great Week Japan

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