Keiko Araki, Violin
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Keiko Araki began her violin studies at age 7 in the Suzuki Method. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Vancouver Academy of Music and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. While at Peabody, she particularly enjoyed being a member of the Peabody Camerata, a contemporary music ensemble. Her major teachers were Lawrie Hill, Gwen Thompson and Herbert Greenberg.
Keiko has been very active as a performer. In addition to numerous solo recitals, she has also performed at such events as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, where she performed for world leaders and foreign ministers, and the 7th Annual ACI Pacific conference at the opening of the new international wing of the Vancouver International Airport. Other highlights include concerts with faculty members of Towson University in its 20th Century Music Festival and a performance at the residence of the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.
Keiko has been a member of the Oregon Symphony since 2004. She has previously been a member of the Delaware and Alabama Symphony Orchestras. She is currently also a performing member of Portland Taiko, the Asian-American drumming ensemble, and Buoy LaRue, an indie rock band. She is delighted to be living in the Pacific Northwest again and has been enjoying outdoor activites such as biking, camping, hiking and fishing. Her other non-musical interests include knitting, cooking (and eating!), gardening and reading.
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