Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto

Akiko Fujimoto - Eric Green Photography

Akiko Fujimoto – Eric Green Photography

Akiko Fujimoto is the Associate Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony, where she conducts over 40 concerts annually including classical, baroque, pops, and education concerts as well as The Nutcracker. She also regularly leads the pre-concert Conversations on the Classics series.

From 2007 through 2011, Fujimoto was the Conducting Associate for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra where she made her debut on their Classics series conducting the world premiere of Behzad Ranjbaran’s Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra. In the summer of 2006, Fujimoto was one of the five young conductors selected to perform with the National Arts Center Orchestra in Canada, and in 2007, she conducted the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a masterclass at the St. Magnus Festival in Scotland.

Previously, Fujimoto was the Music Director of the Mozart Society Orchestra at Harvard University and the Interim Music Director of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra at Stanford University. Fujimoto also served as the Director of Orchestras at the College of William & Mary as well as the Music Director of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras.

A native of Japan, Fujimoto attended high school in California and graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology. She holds Masters of Music in Conducting from the Boston University School of Music and the Eastman School of Music.