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Courses Taught

Applied Lessons

Percussion Ensemble


AD, The Juilliard School

AD, Mannes School Of Music

BM, Tokyo National Univ. of Music and Art


Silkroad Ensemble

San Francisco Contemporary Players

Utari Percussion Duo


What is your hometown?

Saitama, Japan

What is your favorite recording?

Sing Me Home, by Silkroad Ensemble.

If you weren't a musician or teacher, what do you think you would be doing now?


From a music history perspective, what year and city are most important to you, and why?

Osaka, 1970

What is your unrealized project?

Starting a multi-cultural concert series. The launch has been on hold due to pandemic

Please list your most important collaborations.

80th birthday concert of Steve Reich in Toronto by Soundstreams, with some of original Steve Reich Ensemble players and himself 

2016 Summer tour of Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma 

2011 Solo debut recital hosted by Tokyo Opera City BtoC Series.


What recordings can we hear you on?

Ingredients, New Focus Recording

Sing Me Home, Sony Records

Utari, Alm Records







Multi-percussionist Haruka Fujii has won international acclaim for her interpretation of contemporary music and commissioned and performed numerous premiere works from luminary living composers. Since 2010 Ms. Fujii has performed as an artist of the Grammy Award winning Silkroad Ensemble, joining a group of international musicians founded by Yo-Yo Ma, also serves as one of the artistic leadership team alongside with the new artistic director Rhiannon Giddens. Ms. Fujii has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras including San Francisco Symphony, the Munich Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Nationale de Lyon and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. She also performs as a member of San Francisco Contemporary Players, the New York based Line C3 Percussion Group, and Utari Percussion Duo - a project with her sister Rika Fujii. Her recordings can be found on the SONY, Kosei, ALM Records and Deutsche Grammophon labels. In addition to her career as a performing artist, Ms. Fujii recently joined the percussion faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has been a frequent guest instructor at Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar and several international percussion festivals.