Tue February 20 | 4:00 PM

Marimba Master Class

Eriko Daimo, marimba

Eugene Symphony guest artist Eriko Daimo will work with local marimba students as part of the Laura Avery Visiting Masters Series.


February 20, 2024 4:00 PM

Marimba Master Class

Eriko Daimo, marimba

Eriko Daimo, marimba

On Tuesday, February 20th, join us for a Marimba Master Class with award-winning marimba player Eriko Daimo, who is one of the leading artists of her field. Daimo will work with talented marimba students from the community. This event is part of the Laura Avery Visiting Masters Series

Master Class Program:

J.S. Bach: Violin Partitia No. 2 in D minor, BMV 1004
I. Allemande

Amy Weyand, marimba

Pius Cheung: Princess Chang Ping
Thomas Snedeker, marimba

Andrew Thomas: Merlin
II. Time's Way

Nathan Juarez, marimba

Event Time: 4:00-5:30 PM

Location: The Studio, Hult Center for the Performing Arts

All master classes are free and open to the public.

About Eriko Daimo:
“...the demeanour and virtuosity of soloist Eriko Daimo made this a performance to remember. Watching and hearing the four mallets play slow-moving, long-line, four part harmony was extraordinary....” -The Irish Times

“Highly impressive. The delicate percussionist Eriko Daimo delivered her musical performance brimming with energy and superb dynamics.... The audience was ecstatic in its enthusiasm and would not let her leave the stage without an enchanting encore.” -Volksstimme

Praised for her ‘mesmerizing combination of sound and sight’ (Irish Times), the award-winning marimbaist, Eriko Daimo, is one of the leading artists of her field.

Her recent performances include concerto performances with some of the world’s leading orchestras such as the RTE Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic in Finland, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Sophia Philharmonic in Bulgaria, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and Orchestra Nipponika among others; as well as recital tours over 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. She has given recitals and masterclasses in some of today’s most recognized percussion festivals, including the Taiwan International Percussion Convention, Italy PAS Percussion Festival, International Marimba Festival in Minneapolis, Internacional de Marimbistas in Mexico, Festival des Journees de la Percussion in Paris, Universal Marimba Festival in Belgium, KOSA International Music Festival in the US, International Percussion festival in Korea, International League of Artists Marimba Festival in Tokyo, Bamberg International Marimba Festival in Germany, and PASIC.

As an educator, she has given concerts and masterclasses at music institutions including the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Paris Conservatory, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, San Francisco Conservatory, Colburn Conservatory, among others. Also, she has been presenting a series of masterclasses at New York University since 2013. For more information about Eriko Daimo, please visit her website erikodaimo.com

Health & Safety

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LOCATION: The Studio at The Hult Center