FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Yoko Sata Kothari

Musical Performance

Born in Tokyo, Yoko Sata Kothari beganher performing careerby winning theNorthern JapanClassical PianoCompetition at the ageof eight. She continued to collect top prizes in Japan,such as in the Machida Piano Competition and theJapan Young Pianist Award. Since moving to theUnited States, she has continued to earn awards forher performances, including second place in theBartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev InternationalCompetition, the Kathleen McGowan PianoScholarship Award, a prize for her outstandingBartok performance in the Ibla Grand PrizeInternational Competition in Italy, and was chosen asa finalist in the Simone Belsky International PianoCompetition. Most recently, she won second place inthe Bradshaw & Buono International PianoCompetition in New York.

Aside from her solo career, Ms. Kothari is also an active chamber performer and has performed with the Boca String Quartet, the Lotus Duo (a piano-violin duo), and currently is a member of the Trillium Piano Trio (piano, violin, and cello). Ms. Kothari holds a performing arts degree from the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. Her teachers include Takako Maeda, Miwako Tsukada, as well as Dr. Roberta Rust and Phillip Evans at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition to performing, together with her husband, Dilip, a classical guitarist, Ms. Kothari teaches at her private studio in North Palm Beach, Florida.

For more information on Ms. Kothari, please visit her website: www.yokoskothari.com