Keiko Kitamura

Keiko was born in Fukuyama, Hiroshima prefecture. Her early years were spent studying koto, shamisen and vocals under the tutelage of her aunt Kyoko Kitamura, an Ikuta-ryu grand master. She is based in the UK and has worked extensively with a variety of traditional Japanese and contemporary Western musicians. Highlight performances to date include London Olympic festival BT River Of Music, Glastonbury Festival, Ronnie Scotts and BBC Radio 3. She was an award winner for her koto composition at the Miyagi Michio Memorial Contest 2014. She is a member of SO-DO Academy of Music which is lead by Tomoko Sunazaki.