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Ayano Kataoka
Fri Aug 16 23:17Music@Menlo 2019 (photo credit: Anna Kariel) https://t.co/SlbyGpCBue
Wed Jul 31 14:47DM@Eriklavier Yeah! That's from last November! Wow, how did you find it?
Mon Jan 07 03:03Thanks @PeterPlaysPerc !!
Wed Dec 12 02:47As a member of a new percussion quartet "Time Travelers" (Svet Stoyanov, Ian Rosenbaum, Gwendolyn Burgett, and... http://t.co/9JL7a520
Wed Nov 14 15:08Thank you all who came to the CMS concert last night. So great to see friends afterwards - It was a blast!
Tue Nov 13 04:26Setup for Micro-Concerto by Steve Mackey Come to see the show at Alice Tully Hall tomorrow!... http://t.co/LnPUE7LC
Tue Nov 13 04:22I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/jeJ9zqNY
Fri Oct 19 15:48archives part II: a video clip of "Vexations" that I am performing... Thanks (very belated) to Thomas... http://t.co/4G66wGWt
Fri Oct 19 15:35Worked on Annual Faculty Report to turn in to UMass music department - this paperwork is a great opportunity for... http://t.co/AojcGJCH
Fri Oct 19 15:34Worked on Annual Faculty Report to turn in to UMass music department - this paperwork is a great opportunity for... http://t.co/RedHmKrK
Sun Jul 22 15:29Great review!... http://t.co/EHfuFg1l
Thu Mar 22 04:42Dear musicians and composers, This film is INCREDIBLE!! Just saw it in NYC. Hope you get to see it at some point.... http://t.co/VMJt1DIe
Tue Dec 13 13:52...And UMass Percussion Studio had a great time at Zildjian company last Friday. Thanks to Keith Aleo!
Tue Dec 13 13:49Congratulations on UMass Percussion Ensemble last Wednesday. They performed incredibly well. I am so proud of them!
Tue Dec 06 17:22Come to see UMass Percussion Ensemble concert at 8pm tomorrow. My students have been working EXTREMELY hard and... http://t.co/j2mybPBM
Thu Nov 24 05:31I posted 53 photos on Facebook in the album "Percussion Ensemble Spring 2011" http://t.co/x9iPw7Da
Thu Nov 24 04:51I posted 11 photos on Facebook in the album "Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 2010-2011" http://t.co/vAxjKMXp
Thu Nov 24 04:15Becoming a Pearl/Adams Concert Artist http://t.co/teRhccZp
Tue Nov 15 14:09Japanese marimbist Kunihiko Komori will be visiting UMass to give a masterclass on Friday, November 18.... http://t.co/IcjPb6Dq
Tue Nov 15 13:56had a wonderful time at PASIC!
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Percussionist and marimbist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. She is currently Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has been a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2006 when she was chosen as the first percussionist for the society’s prestigious residency program, The Bowers Program (formerly Chamber Music Society Two), a three-season residency program for emerging artists offering high-profile performance opportunities in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society. She gave a world premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s Self Comes to Mind for cello and two percussionists with cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the American Museum of Natural History in 2009. She presented a solo recital at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall which was broadcast on NHK, the national public station of Japan. Other highlights of her performances include a theatrical performance of Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale at the 92nd Street Y with violinist Jaime Laredo and actors Alan Alda and Noah Wyle, and a performance of Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and percussion at Alice Tully Hall with pianist Emanuel Ax. Her performances can be also heard on the Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, New World, Bridge, New Focus, and Albany recording labels.
Since 2013, Ms. Kataoka has toured in the U.S. and Mexico extensively as a percussionist for Cuatro Corridos, a chamber opera led by Grammy Award winning soprano Susan Narucki and noted Mexican author Jorge Volpi that addresses human trafficking across the U.S.-Mexican border. The recording of Cuatro Corridos on the Bridge Records label has earned a 2017 Latin Grammy Nomination in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category.
A leading proponent of contemporary repertoire, Ms. Kataoka has participated in several consortiums to commission works for solo marimba or chamber ensemble from such composers as Paul Lansky, James Wood, Alejandro Viñao, and Lukas Ligeti. She is particularly drawn to compositions that involve the whole person, using standard percussion instruments and unique musical materials along with spoken voice, singing, acting, and elegant props. She has given numerous performances and master classes throughout the U.S. and Canada featuring Stuart Saunders Smith’s percussion/theatre music. She also appeared as an onstage musician with a small acting part in the Yale Repertory Theater production of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well.
A native of Japan, Ms. Kataoka began her marimba studies at age five, and percussion at fifteen. She received her artist diploma degree from Yale University School of Music, where she studied with marimba virtuoso Robert van Sice.

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...played by the amazing percussionist, Ayano Kataoka, whose movements, as she plays her instrument, approach a dance.Michael MillerThe Berkshire Review
[The music] began in darkness, and the lights remained low, even after Ms. Kataoka, barefoot, made her entrance and subsequently made her balletic way about a variety of percussion instruments arrayed across the stage.Michael MillerThe Berkshire Review
...atmospheric, tactile backdrop of pitched percussion, played deftly by Ayano Kataoka.Allan KozinnThe New York Times
"The excellent percussionist"..."The dynamic percussionist"Anthony TommasiniThe New York Times
...Ayano Kataoka, a lithe blur of motion as she bustled from cymbals to gong, snare drum to xylophone.Steve SmithThe New York Times

Upcoming Performances

Sunday, October 27, 2019Percussion CollectiveUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln
Monday, October 28, 2019Percussion CollectiveUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln
Friday, November 15, 2019Percussion Collective with Hartford Symphony OrchestraHartford, CTDrum Circles by Christopher Theofanidis
Saturday, November 16, 2019Percussion Collective with Hartford Symphony OrchestraHartford, CTDrum Circles by Christopher Theofanidis
Sunday, November 17, 2019Percussion Collective with Hartford Symphony OrchestraHartford, CTDrum Circles by Christopher Theofanidis
Thursday, January 16, 2020Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center "New Milestones"Kaplan PenthouseNew York, NYmore info...
Sunday, March 15, 2020Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: "1937: Bartók's SonataAlice Tully HallNew York, NYmore info...
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Past Performances

Sunday, September 08, 2019Five College New Music Festival 2019UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center - Bezanson Recital HallAmherst, MACoursings by Oliver Knussenmore info...
Friday, September 06, 2019Five College New Music Festival 2019UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center - Bezanson Recital HallAmherst, MALowlands by Salvatore Macchia (world premiere)more info...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019Salt Bay ChamberfestDarrows Barn on the campus of Round Top Farm Damariscotta, MaineOrazi e Curiazi by Giorgio Battistelli
Snow in June by Tan Dun
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Sunday, August 04, 2019Music@Menlo "1990–2000, Music at the Millennium"The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-AthertonAtherton, Californiahttps://musicatmenlo.org/cp/?evt=1426Micro-Concerto for Solo Percussion and Chamber Ensemble by Steven Mackeymore info...
Saturday, July 27, 2019Yellow Barn Music FestivalPutney, VT
Tuesday, July 16, 2019Yellow Barn Music FestivalPutney, VT
Monday, July 01, 2019Chosen Vale International Percussion SeminarEnfield Shaker MuseumEnfield, NH
Thursday, May 23, 2019Ayano Kataoka Percussion Recital in TokyoTokyo Opera City Recital HallShinjuku, TokyoMark Applebaum: Aphasia vocalist or actor with tape (2010)
Alejandro Viñao: Madera Viento y Metal for marimba and electronics (2016)*
Mauricio Kagel: L’art Bruit Solo for Two (1994-95)
Steven Mackey: Micro-Concerto for Solo Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1999)*
Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds pour percussion solo (1987-89)
*Japanese Premiere
Tuesday, April 16, 2019Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: George Crumb at 90Alice Tully HallNew York, NYCrumb Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) for Electric String Quartet (1970)
Crumb The Ghosts of Alhambra (Spanish Songbook I) for Voice, Guitar, and Percussion (2008)
Crumb Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for Two Amplified Pianos and Percussion (1974)
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Sunday, April 14, 2019Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: George Crumb at 90Alice Tully HallNew York, NYCrumb American Songbook III: Unto the Hills for Soprano, Amplified Piano, and Four Percussionists (2002)
Crumb New Work for Percussion Quintet (CMS Commission, World Premiere)
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Tuesday, April 02, 2019Art + Math = MusicUMass Amherst Fine Arts Center - Bezanson Recital HallAmherst, MAAphasia by Mark Applebaum
Kind of Denmark by Morton Feldman
Rebonds a by Iannis Xenakis
Nidus by Jazer Giles (world premiere)
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Tuesday, October 09, 2018UMass Amherst Faculty Concert: Ayano Kataoka 10th AnniversaryUMass Amherst Fine Arts Center - Bezanson Recital HallAmherst, MAmore info...
Sunday, August 19, 2018Timeless MasterworksLittle Theatre - SPACSaratoga Springs, NY 12866Steven Mackey: Micro-Concerto for Solo Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
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Sunday, May, 20, 2018Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: "Concerto Night!"Alice Tully HallNew York, NY"Micro-Concerto" for Solo Percussion and Mixed Quintet by Steven Mackeymore info...
Saturday, March 03, 2018Yale School of Music Faculty Artist Series: Robert van Sice and Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall at Yale School of MusicNew Haven, CTSeabourne by Garth Neustadter (world premiere)
Sextet by Steve Reich
May 15-17, 2015Cuatro Corridos performs in Mexico CityTeatro de las ArtesMexico City, Mexico
Tuesday, March 24, 2015Stockhausen Showcase ConcertSmith College Museum of ArtNorthampton, MAmore info...
Thursday, March 19, 2015String Theory: Percussion Trio with Ayano Kataoka, Ian RosenbaumHunter Museum of American ArtChattanooga, TNmore info...
Saturday, February 28, 2015UMass Amherst Percussion Group Presents: Cerebral ResonancesBrattleboro Museum and Art CenterBrattleboro, VTWorks by Andy Akiho, J.S. Bach, Casey Cangelosi, Thierry de Mey, Peter Klatzow, Steve Reich, and Alejandro Viñaomore info...
Thursday, February 5, 2015CMS on TourHarris TheaterChicago, INmore info...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: DrummingAlice Tully HallNew York, NYmore info...
Friday, September 12, 2014Stuart Sauders Smith: Words and MusicBrattleboro Museum & Art CenterBrattleboro, VTWhen Music is Missing Music Sings
Thinking about Anne Sexton
...And Points North
others
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Friday, August 8, 2014Gala Benefit Legal Aid Foundation of Los AngelesZipper Hall at Colburn School of MusicLos Angels, CAhttp://cuatrocorridos.com/Cuatro Corridos, a chamber opera addressing one of the most critical human rights issues of our time: human trafficking.more info...
Thursday, July 31, 2014American VisionsThe Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-AthertonAtherton, California
Thursday, June 26, 2014Concert for 2 pianos and 2 percussionIshibashi Memorial Hall at Ueno Gakuen UniversityTokyo, JapanSonata for 2 pianos and percusion by Bartok and othersmore info...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014Advanced Percussion EnsembleBezanson Recital Hall at UMass AmherstAmherst, MA
Monday, April 7, 2014Cuartro Corridos @ 2014 John Donald Robb Composers’ SymposiumUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerque, New Mexicomore info...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014UMass Wind Ensemble ConcertFine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass AmherstAmherst, MASteven Stucky's Percussion Concerto
Tuesday, November 13, 2012Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterAlice Tully HallNew York, NYMicro-Concerto for percussion solo and chamber ensemble by Steve Mackey
Sunday, July 22, 2012Chamber Music North WestPortland, Oregon
Saturday, July 21, 2012Chamber Music North WestPortland, Oregon
Tuesday, March 13, 2012Ayano Kataoka Faculty RecitalBezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass AmherstAmherst, MA
Friday, February 24, 2012Svet Stoyanov Faculty RecitalUniversity of MiamiMiami, FL
Saturday, February 4, 2012McCormick Marimba FestivalTampa, FL
Friday, February 3, 2012McCormick Marimba FestivalTampa, FL
Sunday, November 20, 2011Advanced Percussion EnsembleBezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass AmherstAmherst, MAworks by Takemitsu, Piazzolla, Kagel, Hurel, Ewazen, O'Meara, and Vinao by UMass Percussion Studiomore info...
Friday, November 18, 2011masterclass by Kunihiko Komori at UMass AmherstRoom 36, Fine Arts Center, UMass AmherstAmherst, MAlecture and chamber music coaching by Japanese marimba virtuoso Kuni Komorimore info...
Thursday, November 10, 2011Percussive Arts Society International ConventionIndianapolis, INperformance of Rebonds by Iannis Xenakismore info...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011Conor Nelson Faculty RecitalBowling Green State UniversityBowling Green, OHFlute and Percussion Duo Recital
Sunday, September 11, 2011Five Colleges New Music FestivalBezanson Recital Hall, UMass AmherstAmherst, MA
Saturday, September 10, 2011Five Colleges New Music FestivalBezanson Recital Hall, UMass AmherstAmherst, MA
Friday, September 9, 2011Five Colleges New Music FestivalBezanson Recital Hall, UMass AmherstAmherst, MA
Friday, August 26, 2011Skaneateles Music FestivalFirst Presbyterian ChurchSkaneateles, NYHistoire du Tango by Piazzolla with Conor Nelson (flute), Partita No. 3 by Bach etc.more info...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011Skaneateles Festival “Musical Happy Hour”Anyela’s VineyardsSkaneateles, NY
Thursday, July 28, 2011Bridgehampton Chamber Music FestivalBridgehampton, NY
Friday, June 10, 2011bluemallet concert vol. 5Tsuda Recital HallTokyo, Japanmore info...
Sunday, May 1, 2011Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Striking Sounds IIAlice Tully HallNew York, NYXenakis: Rebonds for Percussion Solo; Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion; Crumb: Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for Two Amplified Pianos and Percussionmore info...
Friday, April 29, 2011Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Striking Sounds IAlice Tully HallNew York, NYGeorge Crumb: Selections from Six American Songbooks for Baritone, Piano, and Percussion; Tan Dun: Snow in June for Cello and Four Percussionmore info...
Sunday, March 27, 2011Faculty Recital: Ayano Kataoka Percussion RecitalBezanson Recital Hall at UMass AmherstAmherst, MAguest artists: David Bowlin (violin), Conor Nelson (flute)
Saturday, February 19, 2011Montreal/New Music International FestivalMontreal, Canada
Friday, February 18, 2011Montreal/New Music International FestivalMontreal, Canada
Thursday, December 9, 2010UMass Symphony Band and Percussion Ensemble ConcertFine Arts Center at UMass AmherstAmherst, MAmore info...
Thursday, December 2, 2010New Music in the RoseRose Studio, Lincoln CenterNew York, NYSteven Mackey: Micro-Concerto for percussionist and mixed quintet; Tsuneya Tanabe: Recollections of the Island Sea for flute and marimbamore info...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010CMS on TourCleveland, OHWorks by Bartok and Crumb with Wu Han and Gilbert Kalish (pianos), and Daniel Druckman (percussion)more info...
Sunday, November 14, 2010CMS on TourBates CollegeLewiston, MaineWorks by Bartok and Crumb with Wu Han and Gilbert Kalish (pianos), and Daniel Druckman (percussion)more info...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010CMS on TourEaston, PAWorks by Bartok and Crumb with Wu Han and Gilbert Kalish (pianos), and Daniel Druckman (percussion)more info...
Monday, October 25, 2010Faculty Recital: Gwen Burgett ThrasherMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MIWorks by Klatzow, Koppel, Takemitsu, and others
Sunday, October 24, 2010Day of Percussion in MichiganMichigan
Sunday, August 15, 2010Subtle SoundsPresbyterian ChurchBridgehampton, NY'Flutings' for Flute and Percussion by Leon Kirchnermore info...
Saturday, August 14, 2010Family Concert - Sounds of NatureBridgehampton, NYmore info...
Friday, August 13, 2010BRIAN LITTLE CONCERT – BUCOLIC BESTIARYChanning Sculpture GardenBridgehampton, NYDEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; SAINT-SAËNS: Carnival of the Animals (Narrator: Alan Alda)more info...
Friday, July 23, 2010Music@Menlo Chamber Music FestivalThe Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-AthertonAtherton, CAConcert Program I 'The Seasons'more info...
Friday, May 28, 2010Conor and Ayano Duo - CD release concertFirst Presbyterian ChurchBrooklyn, NYguest artist: David Bowlin (violin)more info...
Sunday, May 2, 2010UMass Percussion Ensemble ConcertBowker Auditorium, UMass AmherstAmherst, MAmore info...
Thursday, April 1, 2010Solo RecitalBezanson Recital Hall, UMass AmherstAmherst, MAwith guest artist Gwen Burgett Thrasher (Assistant Professor of Percussion at Michigan State University)more info...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterAlice Tully HallNew York, NYFinnish Voicesmore info...
Sunday, February 21, 2010Lynn Klock Saxophone Solo RecitalBezanson Recital Hall, UMass AmherstAmherst, MA
Wednesday, February 10, 2010ConcertNYUNew York, NYPercussion music by Stuart Saunders Smith
Tuesday, November 24, 2009Tuesdays in Bezanson Concert SeriesBezanson Recital Hall, UMass AmherstAmherst, MAperformed with Fredric T. Cohen (oboe), Gregory Hayes (harpsichord), and Salvatore Macchia (contrabass)piece: Les Citations by Henri Dutilleux
University of Massachusetts AmherstDepartment of Music & Dancehttp://www.umass.edu/music/index.php
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterThe Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center holds concerts, commissions projects, and offers education and young artist development programs, and more.http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/
The Percussion Collectivehttps://thepercussioncollective.com/
Cuatro CorridosContemporary Music - Theater Project, on subject of human trafficking. Project is led by soprano Susan Narucki and writer Jorge Volpi with composers Lei Liang, Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra and Hebert Vazquezhttp://cuatrocorridos.com/
Conor NelsonAssociate Professor of Flute at Bowling Green State University My performing partner of "Conor and Ayano Duo"http://www.conornelson.com/
Self Comes to Mindhttp://www.thelearningmaestros.com/sctm
Aestheticize Media(Website Photography & Design)http://www.aestheticize.com/
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No. 6
Gavotte I & II
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No. 6
Gigue
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Iannis Xenakis
Rebonds
B
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Denis Desantis
Breaking Training
from Breaking Training
with Conor Nelson - flute
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Teruyuki Noda
Eclogue for Flute & Multiple Percussions
from Breaking Training
with Conor Nelson - flute
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Kevin Puts
"And Legions will Rise" for marimba, violin, and clarinet
Arnaud Sussmann - violin
Jose Franch-Ballester - clarinet
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Headshots


Selected Photos from Official Website


Faculty Recital at UMass Amherst (October, 2018)


Various Performances


Conor and Ayano Duo


Fun Photos!


Multi-Percussion

Rebonds a by Iannis Xenakis
Performed by Ayano Kataoka ABOUT THE PIECE: Premiered on July 1st, 1988 in Rome by its dedicatee, Sylvio Gualda, Rebonds is an immense abstract ritual. It is...

Percussion Ensemble

Pillar IV by Andy Akiho
Pillar IV, by Andy Akiho Commissioned by Time Travelers Gwendolyn Dease Ayano Kataoka Ian Rosenbaum Svet Stoyanov Video Performance by: Ji Hye Jung Ayano Kat...
Rain Tree for Percussion Trio by Tōru Takemitsu
Toru Takemitsu: Rain Tree for Percussion Trio (1981) Filmed live in Alice Tully Hall on February 3, 2015. Video produced by Ibis Productions. Artists: Christ...
Musique de tables by Thierry de Mey
Thierry De Mey: Musique de tables for Percussion Trio (1987). Filmed live in Alice Tully Hall on February 3, 2015. Video produced by Ibis Productions. Artist...

Chamber Opera

Cuatro Corridos (Trailer)
Cuatro Corridos is a chamber opera addressing one of the most critical human rights issues of our time: human trafficking. Based on true events, it tells the story of women trapped in a cycle of prostitution and slavery in and around the San Diego/Tijuana border region and represents an unprecedented collaboration between internationally acclaimed Mexican and US-based creative artists.

Theater Music

Dressur by Mauricio Kagel - PART I
Yale Percussion Group LIVE 2004:
Ayano Kataoka, Javier Alonso Sota and Kevin Dufford
Dressur by Mauricio Kagel PART II
Yale Percussion Group LIVE 2004: Ayano Kataoka, Javier Alonso Sota and Kevin Dufford. As you may know, regretfully Mr. Kagel passed away last September 2008....
Dressur by Mauricio Kagel PART III
Yale Percussion Group LIVE 2004: Ayano Kataoka, Javier Alonso Sota and Kevin Dufford. As you may know, regretfully Mr. Kagel passed away last September 2008....
Dressur by Mauricio Kagel PART IV
Yale Percussion Group LIVE 2004:
Ayano Kataoka, Javier Alonso Sota and Kevin Dufford
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片岡綾乃(パーカッション/マリンバ)

千葉県出身。5歳よりマリンバ、15歳よりパーカッションを始める。東京藝術大学音楽学部卒業後に渡米し、ジョンズ・ホプキンス大学ピーボディ音楽院にて修士課程、イェール大学音楽院にてアーティスト・ディプロマコースを修了。久保友子、藤城佳之、高橋美智子、有賀誠門、ロバート・ヴァン・サイスの各氏に師事。ニューヨークのリンカーンセンターを拠点とするリンカーンセンター室内楽音楽協会(Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center=CMS)の若手演奏家育成プログラム「The Bowers Program (CMS Two)」に、難関のオーディションを経てパーカッショニストとして初のアーティストとなる。2005年のCMSデビューコンサートで、エマニュエル・アックス/野崎洋子夫妻、ドン・リウツィ(フィラデルフィア管弦楽団首席ティンパニスト)とバルトークの「2台ピアノと打楽器の為のソナタ」を演奏して以来、アメリカの室内楽シーンをリードする協会の主要メンバーのパーカッショニストとして、高度な演奏技術と芸術性、かつ柔軟なアンサンブルスキルを要する様々なレパートリーの演奏に携わり、あらゆる楽器のトップレベル奏者との共演を維持している。 2017-18年シーズン最後のCMSコンサートではコンチェルトソリストとしてスティーブン・マッキー作曲の「ミクロ・コンチェルト」を演奏、プログラムとシーズンのトリを務めた。2009年、世界的チェリストのヨーヨー・マと、 ニューヨークのアメリカ自然史博物館にてチェロと2人のパーカッショニストの為の新曲「Self Comes to Mind」(Bruce Adolphe作曲)を、脳神経科学者による脳のイメージ画像とのライブコラボレーションという形で世界初演。その他、ストラヴィンスキー作曲の「兵士の物語」を、アメリカのTVシリーズ「M*A*S*H」のホークアイ・ピアス役で有名な俳優のアラン・アルダ、同じくTVドラマ「ER緊急救命室」ジョン・カーター役で知られるノア・ワイリーらと共演する等、ジャンルを超えたプロジェクトやアーティストとのコラボレーションも多数おこなっている。日本では、2009年東京オペラシティー文化財団主催の「B to C(ビートゥーシー)」に出演、コンサートの模様はNHKBSの「クラシック倶楽部」にて放送された。現在アメリカに在住し、マサチューセッツ大学アマースト校(University of Massachusetts Amherst) 音楽学部打楽器科准教授として、後進の指導にも当たっている。
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