Kurt Muroki

Double Bass

An artist member with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Kurt Muroki began his musical studies on the violin at age of six, went on to study the double bass at thirteen, and entered the Juilliard School at seventeen, studying with his teacher/mentor Homer R. Mensch. At twenty-one he joined the Sejong Soloists. He has performed with the The Jupiter Chamber Players, Speculum Musicae, Great Performers series at Lincoln Center, Ensemble Sospeso, Sequitur, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, Tokyo Opera Nomori, New York City Ballet, 92nd St. Y, and Bargemusic. He has participated at festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival, Festival L’Autonne at IRCAM, and Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Kurt is also active playing movies, commercials and popular, and classical recordings. He won first prize in the Aspen Music Festival double bass competition. He was the first bassist to win the New World Symphony concerto competition and won the Honolulu Symphony Young Artists competition. Mr. Muroki teaches at the Jacobs School of Music at IU , at the Indiana University, at the Stony Brook University, McDuffie Center for Strings, Bowdoin International Music Festival and New York String Orchestra Seminar, and is on the board of directors of the International Society of Bassists.