Cello Instructor and
Chamber Music Society Coach
B.M., Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
M.M., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Cellist Junko Fujiwara is both a creative musician/improviser and an active classical player performing in varying venues throughout the East Coast and the Midwest. Her current performing groups include: BOLT: Adventurous Improvised Music, The Mimi Rabson Trio, a semi-improvised/original composition trio, the Eric Hofbauer Quintet, Evocation Trio based out of Milwaukee, the Cuban fusion quartet Di Evano Project headed by the world music award-winning Irais diBrito, and is a semi-regular performer with the Metal & Glass Ensemble (a Boston-based group, which plays acoustic, microtonal music). She is also a member of the classical chamber group Kalliope Piano Trio.
Ms. Fujiwara holds cello faculty positions at Boston College (where she also coaches chamber groups and directs the cello ensemble), Governor’s Academy, Masconomet Regional School in Topsfield, Ipswich Public Schools, and also maintains a studio of private students. She also enjoys her affiliation with the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra (formerly NYSO), where she coaches chamber groups. Ms. Fujiwara has a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Junko Fujiwara can be heard on Joe Morris’s recording Camera (ESP 4063) (2010) Mimi Rabson’s Strings Theory (2012), and Evocation Trio’s Ghosts of the Sea on the label gardenofsilenceandsound.com (evo-gots1) (2013). There are more recording releases pending with the Eric Hofbauer Quintet and BOLT.