Mariko Anraku is hailed as a manifestation of grace and elegance and has won attention as one of the world’s outstanding harpists. Since her debut as soloist with the Toronto Symphony led by Sir Andrew Davis, Ms. Anraku has appeared with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia among others.
As a recitalist, she has performed in major concert halls on three continents, including the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie . . . Hall and the Merkin Concert Hall in New York, the Jordan Hall in Boston, the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum, the Opera Comique in Paris, the Palazzo dell’Esposizioni in Rome and the Casals, Kioi, and Oji Halls etc. in Tokyo. Furthermore, Ms. Anraku continues to hold the position of Associate Principal Harpist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra – a position she has held since 1995.