Review of New York debut recital (Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall)
The New York Concert Review, Summer 1996:

“a gifted young musician ... a harpsichordist with genuine ... sensibilities for phrasing, dynamic gradations and even nuanced tonal beauty. Ms. Hirabayashi treats both music and instrument with refined sensibilities. There was Sophisticated stylistic differentiation between the ornament-laden traceries of D’Anglebert ... and the J. S. Bach.” Her “animated, civilized, basically unrhetorical reading of the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue reminded me of Walter Geiseking’s outstanding piano performance of the work. Ms. Hirabayashi’s way with Scarlatti was [a] bejeweled approach ... phrases gave the impression of ending with a diminuendo (though this is supposed to be impossible to achieve on the harpsichord).”