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Praised as “exceptional” by South Wales Evening Post, Mari has performed extensively throughout the UK, Europe, and the United States in such prominent venues as the South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Le Fesitival de Radio France Montpellier, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, and Boston’s Jordan Hall. She has appeared as a soloist with the London Mozart Players and Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Pavel Baleff. An avid chamber musician, Mari was a fellow at the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute 2010-2011, and is a participating artist at Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Artists she has collaborated with include Kim Kashkashian, Bruno Canino, members of the Cleveland Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, and the Juilliard Quartet. Mari’s interest in musical community engagement has led her to participate in numerous outreach programs in the UK, as well as performing in benefit of BBC’s Children in Need, Prince’s Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and Music for Food in Boston. In 2012, she was a participant at the Institute for Musicianship and Public Service, a program aimed to unite artistry and public service offered by Community Musicworks in Rhode Island. Born in Japan in 1990, Mari entered the Yehudi Menuhin School at the age of 11 where she studied with Natasha Boyarsky. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music with honors under the tutelage of Miriam Fried, where she was the recipient of Irene M. Stare Presidential Scholarship. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Nora Chastain. Mari plays on 1764 Carlo Ferdinando Landolphi kindly provided by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.
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