Since 1985 Kei Koito has focused on baroque music, primarily on the music of J.S. Bach and his important predecessors and percursors.
As a recording artist she has made several CDs for the early organ repertoire on historic organs (Praetorius family of Hamburg, Scheidemann, Weckmann, Tunder, Buxtehude, Böhm, Nivers, Froberger, Kerll, Pachelbel, Muffat, Fischer, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Telemann, Haendel and J.S. Bach), she has won numerous international prestigious prizes and awards.
Kei Koito has risen to the highest ranks of the world’s concert organists and has enjoyed a successful international career as a performing soloist and has also collaborated among others with Musica Antiqua Köln in Bach’s sinfonias/cantatas or Haendel’s organ concertos, and with the Ensemble Gilles Binchois in music of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque or the French pre-Classical and Classical repertoire.
Professor of organ at the Lausanne University of music since 1992, she has been doing comparative research on the early and baroque repertoire since 2012, she has received invitations to give lectures and masterclasses and as visiting professor among others Royal Academy of Music in London, Austrian Baroque Academy in Gmunden/Salzburg and also frequently served on the juries of famous international organ compétitions.
Since the Lausanne Bach Festival and the Grand Prix Bach were founded in 1997, Kei Koito has served as its artistic director.
In June 2017 her new album « Splendour » : Golden Age of North German Organ Music will release on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/Sony label.