Music Department Faculty

Junko Fujiwara

Cello Instructor | Director, Cello Ensemble




Cellist Junko Fujiwara is a jazz improviser and an active classical musician performing in varying venues throughout the East Coast and the Midwest.  Her current performing groups include: Eric Hofbauer Quintet, BOLT: Adventurous Improvised MusicMimi Rabson’s String Theory Trio, a semi-improvised/original composition trio, a recurring duo with pianist SteveLantner, and the Evocation Trio based out of Milwaukee. 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. 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 the Eric Hofbauer Quintet’s double CD set Prehistoric Jazz Vol. 1 Rite of Spring and Vol. 2 Quintet for the End of Time on the Creative Nation Music label (cnm026) (2014), BOLT’s Shuffle on Driff Records (2014), 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 (evo-gots1) (2013).  Please visit her website at for more information.