Yukino biography e



  • Born in 1984, a Japanese pianist Yukino Kano began playing the piano at the age of six.
  • After finish studying at the Tokyo College of Music High School in 2003, she went to abroad to study at the Royal Academy of Music in U.K.
  • She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with first class honours on BMus in 2008 and finished her study at the Academy on the MA course in 2009.
  • She studied with Emiko Harimoto and Sumiko Mikimoto in Japan, and learned with Christopher Elton, Hamish Milne and Roy Howat in London.
  • Yukino has taken masterclasses with such as Pierre -Laurent Aimard, Jörg Demus, Alexander Satz, Christina Ortiz and etc.
  • She passionately learned about French Music and Music Education while she was in London. She learned French Music especially with Roy Howat and she has involved the several music workshops at schools in U.K., such as attending at the schools and Glyndebourne Opera House.


  • In 2002, she won the Prize in the ‘Dorothy MacKenzie Piano Competition’ in New York. Soon after that she performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) with other distinguished pianists. In 2004 she went on to become one of the finalists at the Ettlingen Piano Competition and received the Haydn Prize and the Encouragement Award. In May 2006, she won the 5th Prize at the Calabria International Piano Competition in Italy and she has awarded the 3rd prize in the Lagny sur Marne International Piano Competition in France in 2009.
  • Yukino made her concerto debut in Tokyo in 2005 and performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.414 with Ensemble Stern and the following year she made her solo debut, also in Tokyo. She has performed in many countries such as U.K. (performances include Colston Hall and St.Martin-in-the-Fields), Austria (Salzburg Palace), Lithuania, U.S., India and Japan including the solo works and chamber music. In this year 2008, she performed in the festivals which include Schubert Festival and Messiaen Festival (organized by SouthBank Centre), also gave the All Debussy Recitals in Tokyo and Nagoya.


  • Yukino has started her own concert series at LinkIconShibuya Studio in Tokyo every Friday in the end of the month from July 2010 and widely performing on solos and chamber music based in Japan. She has also started teaching piano at Shibuya Studio from September 2010.