Noriko Futagami, viola

Violist Noriko Futagami performs with some of the area’s most celebrated ensembles.  She is a member of the Radius Ensemble, voted “Boston’s Best Classical Ensemble of 2016” by the Improper Bostonian, as well as working with the Boston Musica Viva, Emmanuel Music, Cantata Singers and Winsor Music on a regular basis.  She holds permanent positions in the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Rhode Island Philharmonic.  As principal violist for Albany Symphony, she has participated in several Grammy nominated recordings, winning in 2014 John Cirigliano’s Conjurer/Vocalise.  Since moving to Boston in 2011, she has become a fixture of the freelance scene, performing regularly with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera Orchestra and Monadnock Festival Orchestra, as well the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet and Boston Landmarks Orchestras.