Yuri Yamamoto is the Music Director at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh and Staff Accompanist at Meredith College.
Yuri is a multifaceted musician, composer and improviser. Her original charity album, Japan, My Homeland, features piano improvisations and original settings of Japanese poems by Masao Tachiya, a native of Fukushima devastated by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in 2011. In 2017 she released a piano-violin improvisation album, Mother and Son: Improvisation, with her son, Sabu Yamamoto.
Yuri is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She hopes to combine her passion in racial justice and expressive arts in the future.