| Born 1947, Japan
Mariko Sato is a Tokyo-born concert pianist, accompanist, and teacher based in Montreal. She immigrated to Canada at the age of 18 to study music at Laval University in Quebec City, eventually earning both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She has gone on to an extensive teaching and performance career, performing on three continents and taking part in recordings for CDs and radio. Most recently, she has been working on the Taubman Approach to piano through the Golandsky Institute in New York, of which she is the Canadian representative, and one of only two Canadians to be certified to teach the Taubman Approach. She teaches students out of her Montreal studio as well as remotely by Skype, and is a specialist in injury prevention for pianists as well as other instrumental musicians.