Profile


Junko Sakimura — Marimba & Cimbalom


Graduated from The National College of Music and Percussion Department.He studied marimba under Akiko Suzuki, Tomoko Kusakari, Shinichi Ueno and Tomoyuki Okada.Studied under Yasuko Kano of Zimbarom. After graduating, he started with a recital in 1990, and he worked vigorously, including Stravinsky's Fox, Kurtak's "Stephen's Tombstone", "Concertante", and Costello's "IL SONGO" for the Japanese premiere.In 2017, he also appeared in BS Teleto "Music Crossing".Overseas, he participated in the 3rd World Tsinbarom Congress (1995) held in Slovakia as a representative, appeared on Slovak TELEVISION, was featured in the Pravda newspaper, and performed in Germany, Switzerland, Canada and China. It is well received.

In addition, the orchestra was co-starred with Seiji Ozawa, the Saito Kinen Orchestra Concert "Dutieu/ The Mystery of the Moment", which was broadcast nationwide on NHK, and the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, He has performed with major orchestras including the Nagoya Philharmonic.

Contract artist of Japan's largest marimba manufacturer "Korogisha neoria Co., Ltd."


Main performance activities

  • Tshimbaron (Tsinbaron, Chimbaron)
    • 2020 Recital at Kyoto History Museum Annex Hall
    • 2017 Guest at BS Teleto "Music Intersection" and introducing Tsimbaron
    • United Aichi Classical Concert – Takeshi Oi (Conductor) Nagoya Philharmonic Koday: Suite "Heri Janosh", Debussy: "Later than Rent"
    • 2009 Miyazaki International Music Festival – Experimental Concert "Leonardo for 4 Singers and Ensembles" Charles Dutoit Conducts Miyazaki International Music Festival Chamber Orchestra Hudson Shad
    • Nagoya Philharmonic – Duthieu: "The Tree of Dreams" Michael Christie, Conductor, Yuzuko Horigome Violin
    • Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra 225th Subscription Concert – Dutilloux "Tree of Dreams" Pascal Velo Conducts Olivier Charlier Violin
    • From 2008 to 2009, he was in charge of background music for Dai-ichi Life's social contribution activities TV commercials.
    • 2008 Singer-songwriter Shioon Yukawa's album participation
    • 2007 Cytou Kinen Orchestra Concert Henri Duthieu / The Mystery of the Moment: Seiji Ozawa
    • The 309th New Japan Philharmonic Concert Kurtark/ "The Monument of Stephen" (Japanese premiere) Directed by Christian Arminck
    • The 605th Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concert Kodai/ Suite "Hari Yanosh" and other performances by Stephen Sloane
    • The 430th Yomiuri Japan Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concert Stravinsky Music Play "Fox" Genazy Rojestvensky, conductor
    • The 428th Yomiuri Japan Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concert Kurtak Concert (Japan Premiere) Directed by Gert Albrecht
    • At the 359th Annual New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Subscription Concert, conducted by Christian Arminck, "Kurtark… quasi una fantasia… Played op.27 (2003/10/2)
    • Koday "Hari Yanosh" performed at the 544th Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concert under the direction of Lawrence Foster (2002/2/8)
    • Cimbalom part of Dutilleux 'Tree of Dreams' directed by Pascal Velo at the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (2001/12/7)
    • "Movement and Static: Two Aspects" (Directed by Ryunori Numajiri, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra) hosted by Tokyo Opera City, performs "De Stijl (Time)"
    • Mr. Kotaro Sato conducts the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and koday "Hari Yanosh".National broadcast on NHK Educational Television (1999)
    • Mr. Masahiro Izaki, Conductor, Tochigi Prefectural Symphony Orchestra and Kodai "Hari Yanosh" (1996)
    • Participated in the 1995 World Tshimbaron Congress (1995) as [Bratislava, Slovakia]a representative of Japan.Appeared on Slovak TV.It was taken up to Pravda, etc.
    • Suntory Summer Special
      • Music of the 20th Century (1991)[サントリーホール]
    • Twin Barom Joint Recital (1990)[音楽の友ホール]
  • Marimba
    • Recital "Marimba Alive! 3" (1997.12.27) (Albu[国立芸術小ホール]m now on sale)
    • Recital "Marimba Alive! 2" (1997.7.5) (album[国立芸術小ホール] now on sale)
    • Cross Culture '94 Appearances (1994) [Eolian Hall, London, Canada]
    • Recital "Marimba Alive! (1994) (al[von Kuster Hall, London, Canada]bum on sale)
    • Radio Western International FM Recital (1993)[カナダ にて]
    • Co-starring with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Marimbatorio (1990)[オーチャード・ホール]
    • NHK FM Recital (1989)
  • Piano
    • Suntory Summer Special
      • Music of the 20th Century (1991)[サントリーホール]

Educational Activities

  • NHK Educational TV, One-To-Dong, etc., Marimba's little lady
  • Yuri Rhythmic Class Lecturer
  • Lecturer <子どものリトミック> Correction
  • Lecturer, London Japanese Heritage School [カナダ にて]

Currently hosted by Marimba.org Music Class