Ryuko Mizutani studied both classical and modern koto music under the world renowned koto masters Tadao and Kazue Sawai. As a member of the Kazue Sawai Koto Ensemble, she toured in Europe, Asia and the U.S. From 1999-2001 she was an artist-in-residence at Wesleyan University, where she premiered works by Alvin Lucier, Anthony Braxton, David Behrman and
Pauline Oliveros. Ms. Mizutani’s discography includes Koto Lantana
“Tnaka,” Alvin Lucier’s “Still Lives,” Hideaki Kuribayashi’s “Koto: Kuri First”, and Judy Dunaway
“Mother of Balloon”.