Mari Kawamura

Mari Kawamura

Doctor of Musical Arts ’22
The Ruth Epstein Endowed Memorial Fellow in Piano Performance
Department of Music, School of Arts and Humanities

Sounding off like non other

In music, virtuosity is everything. But what if it isn’t? That’s the question pianist Mari Kawamura poses by embracing not only the action in music, but the breaks in between. Fed by a diverse community of faculty, students and researchers — and fueled by generous donors creating a learning environment like non other — she’s free to pursue sounds like non other. Thanks to these visionary supporters, the Campaign for UC San Diego has concluded with over $3 billion raised. And its impact will continue to echo into the future.