Mari Yoshinaga, percussion
Native of Japan, Mari is known for her sensitive and graceful performing style. With a varied interest in chamber music, solo recitals, and orchestral performances, she has worked with conductors such as Simon Rattle, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, and Alan Gilbert. Her recent performances include Japan recitals in Tokyo and her native Kagoshima, an appearance at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia as one of the soloists for Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and the world premier and recording of Paul Lansky’s Partita: Suite of Guitar and Percussion (Bridge Records). Mari moved to the United States in 2007 to attend Curtis Institute of Music, and later continued schooling at The Yale School of Music. She currently lives in Kansas City, MO.