Mayuko Yamashita is a New York-based pianist particularly active in contemporary music. She enjoys working with composers of her generation and has performed widely, not only in her native Japan, but in the United Kingdom, Spain, Finland and Australia. In 2014, she collaborated with Jacque Tys, principal-oboist of the Orchestre de l´Opéra de Paris. In 2012, she was invited to play at the BBC Proms series for a BBC Radio 3 broadcast, and was also presented, as a chamber musician, by La Fundación Eutherpe (Spain).
Mayuko Yamashita holds a Master of Performance in Contemporary Piano from the Royal College of Music, London and recently completed an Advanced Certificate at NYU Steinhardt under the direction of Marilyn Nonken. During her time at the Royal College of Music, she was awarded the prestigious John and Jean Redcliffe Maud prize. Mayuko is the founder of Piano Lessons NYC and currently works at the Joffrey Ballet School as an accompanist.