Born in Tokyo, Miki Aoki made her orchestral debut at the Royal Festival Hall in London performing Mozart piano concerto K.467 with National Symphony Orchestra at the age of 12.
Recent and upcoming performances include concerto performance with Washington Sinfonietta, solo recital in Tokyo, trio concert with Pierre Amoyal and Francois Sallque and concerts in Austria, Germany, Turkey and Switzerland. In season 2009-10 performances include invitation to Menuhin Festival in Gstaad with Russian violinist Andrey Baranov, solo recital in Tokyo, and Valdres Festival in Norway.
Miki Aoki performs in venues such as St. Martin-in-the Fields, St. John’s Smith Square, Purcell Room at South Bank Centre (London), Laeizhalle Hamburg, Mozart-Saal, Barlach Haus, Bechstein Haus, Musicasa Tokyo, Wiener-Saal Salzburg, as well as in festivals Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Salzburger Festspiele, Rheingau, Beaulieu-sur-la Mer (France) and Otzburger Sommerkonzerte. In 2006 Miki was invited by Itzhak Perlman to his Chamber music workshop in Long Island, USA.
Miki has appeared as a soloist with National Symphony, London Soloist Chamber Orchestra, Hamburg Camerata and Washington Sinfonietta.
Her solo and chamber music performances have been broadcasted on NDR-North German Radio, Radio Suisse Romande and Hessicher Rundfunk.
Recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Miki won prizes in IBLA Grand Prize +Debussy Prize (Italy), Elise-Meyer (Germany), CSTMA Young Artist Competition (U.S.A.), Faculty Honors Award and concerto competition at Indiana University, E. B. Storrs Piano Scholarship, (CT/U.S.A.) St. Albans Music competition, Harrow Young Musicans Award, (UK) and was semi-finalist at the Concert Artist Guild Auditions in New York. She participated in Perlman Chamber music workshop, Texas Cliburn Piano Institute, Banff, International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, Chopin-Gorecki Festival in Poland, Pro-Quartet Paris and played in master classes for Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Pascal Devoyon, Bruno Canino, Paul Katz, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, Paul Katz, Ferenc Rados, Gyorgy Kurtag among many others.
From 2006-2008 Miki was selected by Y. Menuhin-Live Music Now-an extensive organization in Germany providing classical concerts in hospitals, prisons and retirement homes. With her duo-partner, Miki gave number of concerts and was selected to play as one of three ensembles at the Menuhin gala concert in Hamburg.
In 2006 Miki met the legendary violinist Pierre Amoyal who gave her opportunities to collaborate with him in recitals and has taken her to Canada, France and Switzerland. Since 2007 Miki is the class accompanist for Pierre Amoyal’s class, and in 2008 was appointed full time collaborative pianist for the violin department of Conservatoire de Lausanne.
Miki collaborates with Pierre Amoyal, Elisabeth Vidal (Soprano), Kuss Quartet, members of prestigious orchestras such as Gewandhaus Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic, Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra, Tornhalle Zuerich and Orchestre de la Radio Suisse Romande.
Steadily building a reputation for her collaborative work, Miki receives invitations regularly for masterclassses and competitions. Since 2007 Miki plays every summer at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg and in April 2009 was invited to play for the violin master class at Kronberg Academy in Germany. Miki has played for master classes of Pierre Amoyal, Kolja Blacher, Mauricio Fuks, Gidon Kremer, Dora Schwarzberg, Christian Tetzlaff, and Donald Weilerstein. Previously Miki played in university classes for Franco Guli, Mauricio Fuks, Eric Friedman, Janos Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Between 2005-2008 was a class pianist for Kolja Blacher at Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Hamburg.
Miki started playing the piano at age 4 and moved to London at age 9 where she joined the Purcell School of Music. She graduated from Bachelor of Music and Performer Diploma degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington and Master of Music from Yale University. In 2007 Miki completed Konzertexamen degree at Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Hamburg with distinction. (Mit Auszeichnung). Her teachers include Roshan Magub, James Gibb, Reiko Neriki, Gyorgy Sebok, Boris Berman and Evgeni Koroliov.