Kunihiko Komori

Biographical Info

Mr. Komori is active in promoting new music written for the marimba, captivating the audience with his dazzling performance skills. He has given numerous world premiere performances of composers in the United States and Japan. He is currently commissioning a series of new works from award-winning composers Kohei Mukai, Shafer Mahoney, and Tonika Ichinose.

Mr. Komori has received the Individual Artist Award in Instrumental Performance from the Maryland State Arts Council in 1998, was selected as a recitalist of the 1998-1999 Fairfax county recital series in Virgina State, and has performed extensively in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Mr. Komori received his Bachelor’s degree as well as the prestigious Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with John Beck. He continued his studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he earned his Master’s degree, with William Moersch, a marimba virtuoso. He is currently a full-schalorship student of the Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabdy Conservatory of Music with internationally well-known marimbist, Robert Van Sice. (Added 1997.6.13, updated 1999.02.28)

Categories: Marimbist, Players