The Fujii Duo
Japanese Marimba Music: Two Generations
Keyboard Showcase Concert
Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Haruka and Rika Fujii’s passion for Japanese music has led them to tour internationally for the past ten years. Following the path of their mother Mutsuko Fujii, noted marimbist of Japan, they have performed at major venues in the US including Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School. Other recent tours have taken them to Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, and China. They previously appeared at PASIC in 2009 with their mother as showcase performance artists - The Fujii Trio.
Haruka Fujii, has won international acclaim as a solo percussionist for her interpretations of contemporary music. She has performed premieres of works by composers including Tan Dun, Nico Muhly, Joji Yuasa, and Maki Ishii. She is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and has been a frequent guest instructor at the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar. Rika Fujii is an active percussionist based in Tokyo, Japan and performs frequently in theatrical and orchestral settings as well as being involved in taiko drumming.