Saturday, November 25, 7-9 PM: Mitsuki Dazai, Koto Master.
Mitsuki (Creswell, Oregon) is a graduate of Japan's renowned Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan, where she majored in vocal studies of Western Classical music. During the course of her studies in ethnomusicology, she found herself in venerable awe of her own cultural musical heritage, thus completing a circuitous route to traditional Japanese music and prompting her to begin intense studies in traditional koto at the Ikuta School of koto. Inspired by the legacy and veneration for this instrument, she next pursued advanced studies in contemporary koto at Sawai Koto Conservatory in Tokyo, with instructions by modern Koto Masters Tadao Sawai and world renowned Kazue Sawai, from which she graduated and was further honored as a certified koto instructor.
Since moving to Oregon in 2002, she has been performing extensively throughout the U.S. while serving as guest lecturer at the University of Oregon and Marylhurst University. Mitsuki was featured by OPB (Oregon Public Broadcast) on their Oregon ArtBeat program in February of 2010..
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