Mariko Anraku has held the position of Associate Principal Harpist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1995. Her impressive list of awards includes the Pro Musicis International Award, First Prize at the First Nippon International Harp Competition, and the ITT Corporation Prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York. She holds bachelor"s and master"s degrees from the Juilliard School and is a recipient of an Artist"s Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Her teachers have included Nancy Allen, Lanalee deKant, Judy Loman, and Kumiko Inoue. This is her fourth appearance at PMF since 2011.