FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Yoko Sata Kothari
 Musical Performance

Born in Tokyo, Yoko Sata Kothari began her performing career by winning the Northern Japan Classical Piano Competition at the age of eight. She continued to collect top prizes in Japan, such as in the Machida Piano Competition and the Japan Young Pianist Award. Since moving to the United States, she has continued to earn awards for her performances, including second place in the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Competition, the Kathleen McGowan Piano Scholarship Award, a prize for her outstanding Bartok performance in the Ibla Grand Prize International Competition in Italy, and was chosen as a finalist in the Simone Belsky International Piano Competition. Most recently in 2013, she won second place in the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York.

As an active chamber performer in addition to her solo career, Ms. Kothari has performed with the Boca String Quartet, as well as 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 and 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.