B I O G R A P H Y Takamizu Mutsumi

Mutsumi Takamizu is a master in both the Koto and the Sangen (Shamisen) in the Miyagi Branch of the Ikuta School. She began her musical career at the age of 19 in Japan under the tutelage of Grand Master Yoshie Shino. She then continued her musical studies in New York with Grand Master Reiko Gasen Kamata. Mutsumi has performed in the New England including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Recital Hall, the Nippon Club, St. Peter’s Church and the Japan Society.

She has also given lectures/demonstrations on the history of the Koto at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Morikami Museum in Florida. Currently, she is performing and teaching privately in New York.

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