Takafumi Fujimoto (Japan)
Associate professor -Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music -
Percussionist,Department of Instrumental Music
Instrument: Saito Concert Marimba MSW-5400
Born in 1965, Tokyo,Japan.
Completed percussion studies at Tokyo College of Music.
Performs as principal timpanist of Kanagawa Philharmonic
Orchestra since 1993. Appointed as assistant professor at
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and concurrently serves
as associate professor at Tokyo National University of Fine
Arts and Tokyo College of Music.
He lectures extensively on the subject of percussion.
Takafumi Fujimoto frequently plays with his percussion group
"Shun-Ka-Shu-Toh", in addition to performing solo concerts
as a Marimba player and a Jazz Vibraphone player.
- 1987, took second prize in Japan's Wind and Percussion Competition.
- 1989, took second prize in Luxembourg's International Percussion
Competition (as member of "Shun-Ka-Shu-Toh").
- 1992, second prize in Geneva's International Music Competition.