Mayumi Hama

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One of the foremost marimba players of Asia, Japan native Mayumi Hama is the leading disciple and proponent of the music of pioneer marimba composer, Keiko Abe. Having begun her studies with Professor Abe at the age of six, Mayumi became her duo partner in 1996, traveling with her around the world to present definitive interpretations of existing repertoire as well as premiering new works for marimba duo. Over the course of her touring career, Mayumi has been awarded numerous international awards and has received critical acclaim for her performances. She has performed frequently as a soloist with major symphony orchestras and considers outreach an essential part of her mission as a performing artist.