SHUTO Kumiko(Biwa)

Studied biwa under Mr.Yukio Tanaka.

Graduated from Tokyo College of Music.

Graduated from the 43rd NHK Japan musical technician academy.

Passed the NHK Japanese music audition. Placed 1st in the Japan Biwa Music contest 2002, won Ministry of Education prize and NHK prize.

Performed for the NHK education TV, NHK BS and NHK FM.

Performed in the 24th “The Dance and Japanese Music Performance” at the National Theater.

Performed Toru Takemitsu “November Steps” with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona, Auditorium Orchestre National de Lyon.

Part-time lecturer at the Tokyo College of Music.