Born in 1985 in Tokyo, Mariko Goto was admitted in early childhood to
Toho Gakuen School of Music’s special program for gifted children, for
training in piano and classical music.
Her piano studies were further enriched by Yasuko Nakayama and Machiko Nishikawa.
She entered Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) and studied musicology.
Her specialty was the keyboard and the chamber music of the 18th and 19th centuries.
She deepened her studies with Prof. Eizaburo Tsuchida, and earned a master’s degree for her thesis,
written on improvisation in Haydn’s Piano Sonatas.
She worked as an accompanist and musical writer, simultaneously with her studies, and her interests in 18th-century music introduced her to the fortepiano, as well as the cembalo. She started fortepiano with Kikuko Ogura and cembalo, with Asami Hirosawa.
Since 2012, as a student at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Munich, she has been studying fortepiano and cembalo with Christine Schornsheim.
Moreover, she has joined many masterclasses, taught by various professors, such as Bart van Oort, Wolfgang Brunner, Alexey Lubimov at the Accademia Villa Bossi, Giovanni Togni, Andrea Marcon,
Pierre Hantaï, Elisabeth Joyé, François Guerrier and Christian Rieger.
Mariko is in the team of the Young Artists of the Accademia Europea Villa Bossi in Bodio – Varese, Italy.