Masumi Nagasawa is an experienced and accomplished internationally known harpist. She was born in Tokyo, Japan but spent much of her childhood and early education in the Netherlands. Besides her broad harp repertoire of classic and modern music, she is a world expert on the 18th and 19th-century harp practice, giving master classes in conservatories and universities all over the world. She received her PhD degree from the University of Leeds, England in 2018. Currently, she teaches both double and single-action pedal harp at the Conservatory Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Masumi studied harp with Phia Berghout in the Maastricht Conservatory, receiving her orchestra and solo diploma with cum laude. She was also awarded Prix d’ Excellence in the Netherlands and the Muramatsu Music Prize Grand Prix in Japan. Since then she has been invited to many International Festivals, such as the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival, the Salzburg Music Festival, the Geneva Music Festival, the Ittinger Pfingstkonzerte and the Torino Milano Festival Internazionale della Musica.