The Yugen Trio is a collaboration between musicians from two very different countries – Japan and Spain. 

The trio (pianist Mika Yamamoto, violinist Mariko Nishikawa, and cellist Juan Raso Llaras), all share a belief in music as something hidden; something deep and mysterious within both the musician and the listener which has to be independently discovered. Their artistic aim as a group is to recreate this feeling and the choice of the name Yugen – a term from Japanese aesthetics referring to the sublime, unknowable nature of the universe – reflects this. By working intensively together, they have achieved a common language in the field of chamber music and use their unique influences to produce their own particular sound. 

Mika Yamamoto


Juan María Raso


Mariko Nishikawa