A native of Port Jefferson, NY, Tomoko Fujita has collaborated with esteemed artists such as Itzhak Perlman, members of the Cleveland, Emerson, and Juilliard String Quartets, dancer Wendy Whelan, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. She was a founding member and the cellist of the Bryant Park Quartet for ten years. Currently, Tomoko is a member of the New York Chamber Music Co-Op, a new creative performance collaborative in New York City. She plays cello and piano repertoire regularly with pianist Luba Poliak.
Praised in Strad magazine for her “haunting” performance of Morton Subotnick’s Axolotl, Tomoko has premiered and performed many contemporary works as a soloist and in ensembles such as Argento Chamber Ensemble, Mimesis Ensemble, New Fromm Players, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, and New Juilliard Ensemble. On baroque cello, she has performed with the Aulos Ensemble, and at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts series.
Tomoko graduated summa cum laude from Rice University with a double degree: a Bachelor of Music in cello performance and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Having earned a Master of Music at The Juilliard School, she received a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University. In addition to being the Director of Performance of the Stony Brook University Pre-College Program and coaching at the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program, she maintains a private studio in New York City and on Long Island. In the summer, Tomoko is in residence at the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, VT.