Mitsuki Dazai

Koto

Mitsuki Dazai is a graduate of Japan’s renowned Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, where she majored in vocal performance in the Western Classical Tradition. During her studies she felt drawn to non-western music and eventually discovered the Koto. After intense study of traditional koto music at the renowned Ikuta School of Koto, she pursued advanced studies in contemporary koto music at Sawai Koto Conservatory in Tokyo; she graduated as a certified Koto Instructor. Since moving to Oregon in 2002, Mistuki has performed at the International Music Festival in San Francisco, in Tokyo and on two European tours. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Oregon and at Marylhurst University. In Portland she has performed at the Japanese Garden for the annual Moon Viewing, at the Portland Art Museum, and the University of Portland.

 

Mitsuki Dazai