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“The demeanor and virtuosity of soloist Eriko Daimo made this a performance to remember.” - The Irish Times“Highly impressive. 

The delicate percussionist Eriko Daimo delivered her musical performance brimming with energy and superb dynamics. The audience was ecstatic in its enthusiasm and would not let her leave the stage without an enchanting encore.” -Volksstimme, Germany

Praised for her ‘mesmerizing combination of sound and sight’ (Irish Times), the awardwinning marimbist, Eriko Daimo, is one of the leading artists of her field. Her recent performances include concerto performances with some of the world’s leading orchestras such as the RTE Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic in Finland, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and Orchestra Nipponika among others; as well as recital tours over 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

As an educator, she has given concerts and masterclasses at music institutions including the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Paris Conservatory, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, San Francisco Conservatory, Colburn Conservatory, among others. Also, she has been presenting a series of masterclasses at New York University since 2013.

She served as a judge for the New York International Percussion Competition, Universal Marimba Competition in Belgium, Percussion Arts Society International Percussion Solo Competition, Majaoja Percussion Competition(Finland), Italy PAS Percussion Competition, Latin America Marimba Competition in Mexico, and Bamberg InternationalMarimba Competition(Germany).

As a student, she has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including 1st prizes at the International Marimba Competition 2004 in Belgium, Japan International League of Artists Competition, Japan PAS 20th Annual Percussion Solo Competition 2004, and Japan Soloist Music Competition and more.

Born in Kagoshima, Japan, Ms. Daimo began her musical studies at age five on the piano. She started studying the marimba when she entered high school in 1997, and went on to study at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music and the Boston Conservatory. Ms. Daimo is an endorser of Marimba One, InnovativePercussion, and Zildjian, currently a visiting faculty at The Juilliard School pre-college division.


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