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Yukako Morikawa

Yukako Morikawa was born in Tokyo and received her first piano lessons from Ikuko Yamaguchi, Yasuko Kubota and Prof. Atsuko Jinzai. She was a junior student at the Toho Gakuen Music High School and was instructed by Kyoko Ohashi at the Toho Gakuen Academy for Music in Tokyo. In 1997 she pursued her musical studies at the University of Arts in Berlin with Prof. Martin Hughes and Prof. Rainer Becker. Following her music diploma in Berlin she polished her prowess with Prof. Robert Benz at the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim taking her final exam in 2007. Master classes with Prof. Bernhard Wambach, Prof. Théodore Paraskivesco, Prof. Bernard Ringeissen, Prof. Hiroko Nakamura, Prof. Sergio Perticaroli, Prof. Jaques Rouvier, Prof. John O’Conor, Prof. Oxana Yablonskaya and Bruno Leonardo Gelber ensued. Yukako is a prize-winner of several competitions such as international piano competitions in Wittenberg, Rome, Calabria, Epinal, Barcelona or the Brahms Competition in Pörtschach in the category chamber music.

Yukako Morikawa is a highly active solo and chamber music performer in Germany and abroad. She regularly appears with the Deutsches Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Orchestre de Besançon Montbéliard Franche-Comté and the Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau as a soloist also guesting at renowned festivals like the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival or performing with the Ensemble Mediterrain (2008). She made radio recordings for the German radio stations Norddeutscher and Hessischer Rundfunk as well as for the Swiss Radio DRS 2. Teaching assignments led her to the University of Arts in Berlin, Academy for Music and Theatre Rostock, Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main or the Kronberg Academy. In 2004 she was assigned a lectureship at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin where she holds a post as visiting teacher since 2010.

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