Mayumi Sekizawa             Official Website
A native of Japan, MAYUMI SEKIZAWA is a marimbist who has performed as a soloist across the United States, France, Germany, Austria, China, Belgium and Japan.

She has won many national and international solo competitions, including the first prize at the 1994 Classical Music Competition (Japan), the first prize Grace Woodson Memorial Award of the Houston Symphony National Young Artist Competition in 2000 (USA), the third prize of the International Marimba Competition in 2001(Belgium) and IBLA Grand Prize Marimba Special Mention Award in 2003 (Italy).

In 1994, Ms. Sekizawa was invited to perform for the Imperial Family in Japan. She made her concerto debut with the Houston Symphony Orchestra in 2000.

She has appeared in concerts of many of music festivals, such as Centre Acanthes 2000/Ircam(France), International Festival for New Music in Darmstadt 2002(Germany) and International Marimba Festival 2004(Belgium).

She has presented recitals in collaboration with many artists such as Daihachi Oguchi (the principal of the Japanese drum group, OSUWA DRUM), George Kawaguchi (Jazz drummer) and Duncan Patton (the principal timpanist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra). She also has premiered works of many young contemporary composers. In 2005, she appeared at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York.

Ms. Sekizawa received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in marimba from Musashino College of Music in Japan. She also holds a master's degree and professional studies certificate in percussion from Manhattan School of Music in New York.
Mayumi Sekizawa


C) Copyright Mayumi Sekizawa, 2013 All rights reserved.