Yuko Hisamoto was born in Fukuoka, Japan, on Kyushu Island.
She grew up in Tokyo, and she earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees
in Piano from Tokyo University of the Arts
She has performed recitals throughout Japan, as well as abroad in cities
such as Vienna, Saint Petersburg, and Riga. She has appeared with Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
, , Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Telemann Chamber Orchestra, and Kobe Chamber
Orchestra and so on. She has performed with the Berlin String Quartet and
other chamber groups.
She has also appeared on NHK(Japanese Public Broadcasting)radio broadcasts.
She has recorded and released several works of Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin
on numerous CDs, which have been favorably reviewed by music critics and
covered by the press.
She has an original recital style, in which she not only performs, but
also lectures on the background of a famous composer from the past. The
unique concert format is well-known and was featured in the popular Japanese
column TENSEIJINGO in Asahi Shinbun, one of Japan's leading newspapers.
She has published three books entitled Mozart in Age of Youth
(2004), How Did Mozart Play?
(2000), and Looking for Mozart' Clavier Music
(1998) based on her own research. In an essay contest sponsored by Mainichi
Shinbun(another leading Japanese newspaper)and open to the public, she
won first prize two years in a row. As a supplementary prize, she received
the opportunity to study abroad at Hawaii'JAIMS Institute
(Japan-America Institute of Management Science) where she completed a degree
in Comparative Study of Cultures and Art Production, graduating with honors.
Simultaneously, she learned music management while working in the office
of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.