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Mari Kimura

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  • Graduate Studies, Music Technology

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Born in Tokyo, Japan

Violinist-composer active in the field of interactive computer music. Developed "Subharmonics" bowing technique, extending the violin range by one octave below open G without changing the tuning. Numerous international concerts include International Bartok Festival, ISCM World Music Days. Premiered Jean-Claude Risset's Violin Concerto with Tokyo Symphony (2007) with her own cadenza; has also performed concertos of Ligeti, Adams, and Hillborg with Tokyo Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony, and others. Solo recordings: Polytopia (Bridge Records) for solo violin and electronics; The World Below G and Beyond (Mutable Music). Awards: 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, Kenzo Nakajima Music Prize (Japan), ISCM Recital Awards. Articles for MIT Press, Cambridge U. Press, Strings, and Journal of Acoustical Society of America. Artist-in-residence: Banff Center for the Arts, Headland Center for the Arts, Other Minds Festival, Harvestworks. Grants/commissions: Jerome Foundation, Meet the Composer, Arts International, Japan Foundation, N.Y. Foundation for the Arts, and N.Y.S. Council on the Arts, IRCAM Composer-in-Residence 2010, Fromm Foundation 2010.

Degrees and Studies

B.M., Toho School of Music; M.M., Boston U.; D.M.A., The Juilliard School. Violin studies with Toshiya Eto, Armand Weisboard, Roman Totenberg, and Joseph Fuchs. Composition studies with Mario Davidovsky at Columbia U. Graduate course in architectural acoustics, Columbia U. School of Architecture. Visiting Scholar at Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 1998.