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Bassist KURT MUROKI, January 8, 2016. Mr. Muroki is a HYS alumnus (Baldwin High School) and has become one of the most well-respected musicians in America. He started playing the bass at age 13 and entered the famous Juilliard School of Music at age 17. At the age of 21 Kurt began performing with the internationally renowned Sejong Soloists under ICM Management. Kurt 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. Festivals include Marlboro Music Festival, Festival L’Autonne at IRCAM, and Aspen Music Festival to name a few. He is now on the faculties of Indiana University, Stony Brook University, the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University and others. He has also collaborated on albums and live concerts with artists such as The Who, Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Itzhak Perlman. Special Mahalo to Iolani School for hosting the class!