Nonoka Mizukami, born in Fukui Japan, is an internationally active marimbist and percussionist who has received acclaim for her solo, chamber, orchestral, and concerto interpreting. She is professionally committed to performing contemporary music and recording projects with young composers, in addition to her solo marimba performances and her chamber and orchestral engagements both in Japan and the United States
Mizukami won Second Place with an Excellence award at the 2007 KOBE International Music Competition, and The Kobe City Board of Education Excellence Award, and she has since performed widely in Japan and the U.S., including concerto performances with both the Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra and Kyoto Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in 2014 in Japan, and performances at Kennedy Center in Washington DC. She has attended many music festivals, including the Takefu International Music Festival in 2005 and 2010 (of which Hosokawa Toshio is the music director) in Takefu, Japan, Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, CO, Pike’s Falls Chamber Music Festival, Jamaica, VT, Trinidad Bay Music Festival, Trinidad CA, and Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH. Mizukami is based in Baltimore, MD, and performs with Washington Chamber Orchestra, NakedEye Ensemble, and Pique Collective.
Mizukami holds a BM, GPD, and MM from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and she is currently pursuing a DMA under virtuoso marimbist Robert Van Sice. She joined Peabody Preparatory as an adjunct faculty member in 2018.