Aya Suzuki

Aya Suzuki , a Japanese percussionist based on Belgium, started studying music at the age of six.
After graduating high school, a time in which she already played many solo concerts, she went on to study at the Toho-Gakuen school of music in Tokyo, where she was taught by the world- renowned marimba player Keiko Abe.
This led up to a first prize in The contest of Marimba Spiritual in 2012, which was held in the memory of composer Minoru Miki.
In 2013 Aya won the First prize in the marimba competition at the Drum Festival in Poland (including the overall GrandPrix) and was a finalist of the South California International Marimba Competition (SCIMC).
She studied master program of percussion in Royal Conservatory of Ghent and graduated at the top from the classic music department in 2017.
She has been living in Belgium just 3years and performed with some ensembles , ictus ensemble and Quixtet, and play solo programs at many festivals in Flanders, deBijlike in Ghent, Musica Impulscentrum voor Muziek in Neerpelt, deSingel in Antwerp(with ChampdAction), STUK, QO-2 in Brussels , Festival Vlaanderen in Kortlijk, BEAT IT! festival in Concertgebouw Brugge, HANDELSBEURS in Gent, STUK in Leuven and some more in Netherlands.
Now she lives in Antwerp and play often in Japan as well.

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