WADAIKO PERFORMANCE GROUP
T: 0410 765 906
YuNiOn takes people on a fun, open and soulful journey through the high spirited energy of the Japanese taiko drum, blended with percussive sounds and festive song and dance.
YuNiOn was formed in 2005 by Masae Ikegawa and Graham Hilgendorf as a duet for taiko, percussion and more!
Yu – blend Ni – two On – sound
Masae and Graham have toured extensively, performing throughout Australia, have toured to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and America and performed and given workshops throughout Japan. They have composed many works and directed major events across Australia, highlights include, the Sydney Festival First Night 2011 for 150 drummers, major corporate events for Toyota and AMEX and composing, directing and choreographing music for theatre and DVD film. YuNiOn has also performed in over 1000 schools performances in Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.
Recently YuNiOn has been collaborating with the Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble, Yasukazu KANO from Japan, major performances in Bega, Perth, featured in the 2017 National Folk Festival, Canberra, in 2019 performed in Beijing, China and in 2020 collaborated and performed in the Sydney Festival at the NSW Art Gallery.
YuNiOn Sydney Taiko
Matsuri in Sydney
YuNiOn Schools Visit
YuNiOn and The Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble