Mariko Muranaka is an acclaimed standing cellist (acoustic/electric) known for her exceptional artistic perspective. She has garnered international recognition as the first Japanese solo musician to grace the stages of Cirque de Soleil. Based in the USA, Mariko captivates audiences worldwide with her performances. She has engaged in notable collaborations throughout her career, including joining Madonna in a Prince tribute at the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas in 2016. Additionally, she accompanied the popular American rock band STARSET on their U.S. and European tours in 2014, 2015, and 2018. Her illustrious career also includes touring with Madonna on the “Madame X Tour” from 2019 to 2020, where she earned acclaim as a scene-stealing musician featured in Rolling Stone Online Magazine. In 2020, Mariko performed alongside Karol G at the 21st Latin Grammy Awards, and in April 2022, she shared the stage with Carry Underwood at the 23rd Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. From November 2022 to March 2023, she had the honor of performing with Adele, followed by joining Hans Zimmer for the Hans Zimmer Live tour from March to June 2023. Furthermore, Mariko has arranged and performed on live TV shows for several years. Her recording credits span various artists, movies, and commercials. Mariko’s talent, versatility, and captivating performances have solidified her status as a highly sought-after musician, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry.