Manami Mizumoto (b. 1995) born and raised in New York, she started her lifelong relationship with music at age 3 on the violin. Early exposure to chamber music sparked in her a devoted love of collaboration. This led to a fascination with performing contemporary music and working with living composers.
Some of her past experiences in this vein have been in a songwriting project co-created with Uhuru Quartet and composer Sato Matsui to benefit women’s shelters in NYC, and most recently, a project for 5 Borough Music Festival where she recorded composer/performer Elliot Figg's composition alongside Heinrich Biber's. In addition, Manami is passionate about exploring different approaches to music making in history and how that can transform the way modern audiences relate to music of the past.
Her driving curiosity is in exploring the dialogue between ancient and contemporary thoughts, and she is equally at home on the baroque violin, modern violin, and electro-acoustic setups with Ableton Live. Manami is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School where she earned a Bachelor's with Catherine Cho and Joel Smirnoff, a Masters in Historical Performance, and graduated with the Norman Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant.