Denise Fujikawa studied at the Eastman School of music with the renowned harpist Eileen Malone, was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship at the University of Southern California and has taught at California State University, Sacramento. She currently resides in Portland where she has been a member of the Portland Opera Orchestra since 1998. She played harp with the Sacramento Symphony from 1992-1997 and many other orchestras in New York, California, Oregon and Washington. She was a fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. She has been harpist for the Bloch, Britt, Bel Canto and Astoria festivals. Ms. Fujikawa is active as a chamber musician and soloist. She frequently performed on faculty chamber music recitals at UC Davis, U of the Pacific and CSU Sacramento. She was soloist with Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and soloist with a chamber orchestra comprised of the principal string players of the Oregon Symphony in a benefit for Northwest Cancer Specialists. Last year she was guest artist for Eastern Oregon University. She was recently noted in The Oregonian for her "lovely harp playing". Ms. Fujikawa has been presented in recital by the Japanese Consulate of Oregon and just returned from performing in Belgrade, Serbia. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area Ms. Fujikawa was a student of Anne Adams, Principal Harp with the San Francisco Symphony and Randall Pratt, Principal Harp of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. She is in demand as a judge and adjudicator in California, Oregon and Utah. She has presented a workshop for the American Harp Society, which was praised in The Harp Column and given master classes for the University of Oregon. Ms. Fujikawa is currently president- elect of the American String Teachers Association - Oregon. She maintains a private studio and has many award winning students.
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