15 Jun SAMF Spotlight – Yukino Miyake
Yukino Miyake was born in Kyoto, Japan. Yukino began studying piano at age of five and she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Kyoto City University of Arts. She attended the performance certificate program at the University of North Florida. During her study at UNF, she performed the Greig Piano Concerto with the UNF Orchestra as a winner of the Concerto Competition.
As an active chamber musician, she has acted as a faculty pianist for the Buffet Crampon USA Summer Academy where she performed with clarinetists from orchestras including New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Montréal Symphony Orchestra. Yukino has been featured by the Lawson Ensemble, UNF’s resident string trio, for their recital series in 2015 and 2017. In 2016, the UNF School of Music awarded her the Outstanding Collaborative Artist of the Year for her contribution as the collaborative pianist for their four different choral ensembles and as a staff pianist for the voice area. She has received numerous awards for her performances including 1st place at the Los Angeles Liszt International Competition, 2nd place at the All-Japan Artist Competition, and 3rd place at Novji International Music Competition. Yukino recently completed her second master’s degree in Piano Performance & Pedagogy at the University of Houston, where she served as a teaching assistant and taught group piano classes for music majors. She also gave private lessons at their Preparatory Program. She enjoys teaching with all ages and skill levels. Her primary goals as a teacher are to establish healthy technique, build good practice habits, and, most importantly, to help students feel, explore, and express music.