Mari Asakawa has established herself internationally in many notable performances, with a concentration on contemporary music. Her recent activities include lectures, workshops and recitals focusing on the music of Elliott Carter. In 2012, she gave all–Carter recitals at Carnegie Hall, and SUNY Purchase in the presence of the now-late composer. Currently, she teaches piano performance at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music and gives lectures on contemporary piano music at the Open University in Tokyo. She holds degrees from Juilliard, Yale, and the Accademia Musicale Pescarese. Her upcoming CD, The Flow of Music, was awarded support from the Amphion Foundation.