- Masami MIYAZAKI
- Date of Birth:
- Apr. 15, 1974
- Minamata, Kumamoto
Masami Miyazaki entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 1998 and became a Kodo member in 2001. Through many years of domestic and international concert tours, school tours and workshops, she gained a broad range of experience as a performer, instructor, and director.
In April 2014, Miyazaki joined the Kodo Cultural Foundation team as a workshop instructor. Based at Sado Island Taiko Centre (Tatakokan), her work centered on leading taiko workshops and facilitating new programs such as “Exadon,” a health promotion and nursing care prevention initiative, and corporate workshops to foster team building and invigorate groups and organizations.
In 2017 and 2018, Miyazaki featured in “Futatsu no Kodo II” (Two Heartbeats II), a musical collaboration combining pipe organ and taiko music. Her solo projects also led her to perform with unique artists like found-object musician Tomo Yamaguchi and pianist Kensaku Tanikawa.
In April 2019, Miyazaki returned to Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble. She is a guiding force at the heart of initiatives that harness the power of taiko to benefit communities, shining a light on taiko for wellbeing through her performances and workshops.