Yoko Hagino was born and raised in Japan, where she began her piano studies at the age of four. She has appeared as a soloist with the Kyoto City Symphony, the Czech Symphony, Osaka Century Orchestra, U-Mass Boston Chamber Orchestra, Key West Symphony Orchestra, White Rabbit Symphonietta, and she has also performed various piano recitals ranging from the music of Bach to contemporary repertoire. Ms. Hagino is a prize winner of the Steinway Society Piano Competition, the First International Chamber Music Competition, the All-Japan Selective Competition of the International Mozart Competition and Chamber Music Competition of Japan.
She received her Bachelors and her Masters degrees with honors from Tokyo National University, where she won its concerto competition. She earned an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music, where she studied with Victor Rosenbaum and also won the school’s concerto competition. Ms. Hagino completed a Performance Diploma at Boston Conservatory, where she was a student of Michael Lewin and also received the Churchill Scholarship.
As a devoted chamber musician, she is the Co–Director of “Die Musiker Witz” and has given many concerts in various locations in Japan. She has performed with contemporary ensembles such as Alea III, Ludovico Ensemble, ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX, and Sound Icon. She has been a staff pianist at the Boston Conservatory and is a faculty member of Concord Conservatory.