Motomi Igarashi

Motomi Igarashi enjoys a rich and varied career on viola da gamba, double bass, violone and lirone. She pursued her graduate studies at the Juilliard School where she studied double bass with Eugene Levinson, with additional studies with Franco Petracchi and Duncan McTier. After graduating from Juilliard, she went to France to study viola da gamba, spending several years in intensive study with Marianne Muller, Wieland Kuijken, and Paolo Pandolfo and more recently studied lirone with Erin Headley.  Since her return from Europe she has been in high demand on the viola da gamba, violone, baroque double bass and lirone, performing and recording with various groups including The American Classical Orchestra, Anima, ARTEK, Boston Baroque, Concert Royal, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, REBEL, Opera Lafayette and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Currently she is a principal Double bass player for Boston Baroque. Versatile in the pop and jazz realms, Motomi is featured on the Nathalie Merchant album “ Leave your Sleep” and has collaborated with the jazz pianist, Kevin Hays on Viola da Gamba, Brad Mehldau on Lirone.