Junko Sakimura

Website: http://www.cimbalom.net/

Biographical Info

Junko Sakimura started studying Marimba with Akiko Suzuki at the age of 7. She subsequently graduated from Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo (percussion). Her teachers include Tomoko Kusakari, Shin’ichi Ueno, Tomoyuki Okada. Studied Cimbalom with Yasuko Kano.

Main Performing Activity


  • Kurtag …concertante…(Japanese premiere) with Gert Albrecht (conductor) and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (2004) [Tokyo, Japan]
  • Seventh World Cimbalom Congress (2003) [Appenzell, Switzerland]
  • Kurtag: …quasi una fantasia… with Christian Armink (conductor) and the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra at the Suntory Hall. (2003) [Tokyo, Japan]
  • Kodaly: Hary Janos with Laurence Foster (conductor) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo. (2002) [Tokyo, Japan]
  • Dutilleux “”L’arbre des Songes “” by Tokyo Philharmony Orchestra at the Suntory Hall and the Orchard Hall (2001) [Tokyo, Japan]
  • Andriesen: De Stijl with Tatsunori Numajiri (conductor) and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at Tokyo Operacity Concert Hall (2000) [Tokyo, Japan]
  • Kodaly: Hary Janos with Kotaro Sato (conductor) and Kanagawa Philharmony Orchestra. This concert was televised throughout Japan by NHK TV. (1999) [Yokohama, Japan]
  • Kodaly: Hary Janos with Masahiro Izaki (conductor) and Tochigiken Symphony Orchestra [Ibaraki, Japan]
  • Third World Cimbalom Congress (1995)[Bratislava, Slovakia]
    + as the Japanese delegate and reported on Pravda.
  • Suntory Summer Special (1991) [Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan]
  • Cimbalom Joint Recital(1990)[Ongaku no Tomo Hall, Tokyo, Japan]


  • NHK FM Recital (1989)
  • Marimba Trio with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (1990) [Orchard Hall, Tokyo]
  • Radio Western International FM Recital (1993) [Canada]
  • Recital: (1994) [von Kuster Hall, London, Canada]
  • Cross Culture ’94 (1994) [Eolian Hall, London, Canada]
  • Recital: (1997.7.5) Kunitachi Geijutu Sho Hall, Tokyo]
  • Recital: (1997.12.27) [Kunitachi Geijutu Sho Hall, Tokyo]


  • Suntory Summer Special(1991) [Suntory Hall]
Categories: Marimbist, Players