A native of Japan, Maya Nojiri is a cellist, pianist, and artistic collaborator. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from Toho College of Music (Tokyo, Japan) and her Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where additionally she obtained her Performer Diploma, under the tutorship of an active concert cellist and acclaimed pedagogue, Professor Emilio Colon. Ms. Nojiri is currently pursuing her Doctorate Degree in Cello Performance and minor in Music History and Literature at Indiana University.
An experienced chamber and orchestral musician, Ms. Nojiri has made appearances in numerous chamber music concerts in Japan and the US, has played in Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and has participated in workshops with renowned ensembles including Pacifica Quartet at Indiana University, Chicago-based 5th House Ensemble, and Ensemble Modern in Germany. Also an enthusiast of contemporary music and an advocate of artistic exchange, Ms. Nojiri has collaborated with composers for performances and premieres of new compositions, including a solo cello concertante dedicated to her.
Her prospective projects include research on and contribution to the introduction of Japanese contemporary music to a wider range of audience. Ms. Nojiri resides in Columbus, Indiana, with her two cats Leo and Mitch.
Jonathan Russ – Devotion
for flute, cello, piano
Michael Rosin – ISS One Year
for string quartet