Mutsuko Fujii


Biographical Info

Mutsuko Fujii, a percussionist, a marimbist, and a Sanukite player (Sanukaite is a marimba-like instrument made of a type of stone called Sanukite), graduated Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku in 1970 and since then, she has been actively playing as a percussionist as well as a solo and duo marimba player. Her duo group (Fujii/Kikuchi Duo: Kikuchi=Tomoko Kusakari) commissioned over 40 pieces of works and is slated to have created “new sound” for the marimba duo. Since 1985, her solo activity gained momentum and this resulted in premiering many well-known pieces like Keiko Abe’s Prism Rhapsody. Naturally, she appeared on TV and Radio many times. She is also a composer and many works are published.

On the academic side, she teaches at Senzoku Gakuen University.

She also spends a lot of effort into the music education of children and is the Chair of All Japan Children’s Education League.
(Added 1999.7.12)

Categories: Marimbist, Players