Beatrix FIFE

Beatrix grew up in Rome, Italy, from age 0 to 7, and Paris, France, from age 7 to 18. She went to Norway at age 18 to study at the BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo, and then to study art at Strykejernet, Oslo, and the Art academy of Budapest, Hungary. She came to Japan after winning an award in St Jakob im Def; Austria, to study Japanese culture and language in 1991, and lived in Kyoto for 9 years. From 1999 to 2010, she lived in Brussels, Belgium, and took a Master's Degree in Linguistics at the University of Franche-Comté, Besancon, France, in 2008. She combines music and drama in her language teaching, especially focusing on the communicative level of the language training. From 2000 to 2006, she taught French and English at the Japanese Education Center in Brussels, and in 2006, she founded the Brussels Language Activities language school in Brussels and taught there until 2010.
She now plays with Mamoru in 'Bix & Marki' where they develop their own original songs, inspired by French poetry, European jazz and Japanese culture, an 'étrange' soundscape of soft pop jazz.

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