Nami Akamatsu was born in Hokkaido, Japan, and came to the United States as an exchange student to attend high school in Forest City, Iowa. She earned a B.M. degree from the University of Michigan and an M.M. from Juilliard. Her major teachers have included Lawrence Hurst, David Walter, Jeff Bradetich and Stewart Sankey.
Prior to joining the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1994, she was a member of the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra and Fort Worth Symphony and often appeared with the Dallas Symphony.
In Indianapolis, she is a member of Outer Bass, a contrabass quintet. She has served on the Orchestra’s tour committee and enjoys cooking, flower gardening and traveling whenever possible.
Make a Gift
We can't do what we love — making music — without you.
Rent the Hilbert Circle Theatre
Host your event at the Hilbert Circle Theatre, one of Indy's most beloved historical sites on Monument Circle.