Eriko Daimo
Her recent performances include concerto performances with some of the world’s leading orchestras such as the RTE Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and Orchestra Nipponika; as well as recital tours in Asia, Europe and the Americas.  She has given recitals and masterclasses in some of today's most recognized percussion festivals, including the Taiwan International Percussion Convention, Italy PAS Percussion Festival, International Marimba Festival in Minneapolis, Internacional de Marimbistas in Mexico, Festival des Journees de la Percussion in Paris, Universal Marimba Festival in Belgium, KOSA International Music Festival in the US, International League of Artists Marimba Festival in Tokyo, and PASIC.  
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, etc.  Also, she has been presenting a series of masterclasses at New York University since 2013.
She served as a judge for the Percussion Arts Society International Percussion Solo Competition, Majaoja Percussion Competition (Finland), Italy PAS Percussion Competition, Latin America Marimba Competition, and Bamberg International Marimba Competition.
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. 
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 and Vic Firth.
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