Mari Kimura

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  • ISEA1995

    Mari Kimura picks up the tradition of the virtuoso performer/ composer and carries it straight into the next century.


    After graduating from Toho school of Music in Japan with honors in violin performance, Mari Kimura came to the U.S. and was invited to participate in the Tanglewood Music Center as a fellow. Ms. Kimura attended Boston University to earn her Master’s degree, then she received her doctoral degree in performance from Juilliard in May, 1993. Ms. Kimura studied composition with Mario Davidovsky at Columbia University. She was a visiting scholar at the center for Computer Research in Music and acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. Her doctoral thesis for Juilliard is entitled “Performing electronic and computer – Some aspects of performance problems in relation with room acoustics.”Ms. Kimura has given numerous Japanese premieres of contemporary compositions. As a composer, she has developed extended technique on the violin, including “subharmonies” which she uses in her own work for solo violin.


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  • United States, JP

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