Yuko Tomonaga is one of Japan’s most accomplished young international harpists. Recent highlights include guest harpist roles at Harp Festivals in Moscow, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Korea. She also recently released a CD as an accompanist for Hitomi Niikura (Cello), produced by Sony Music Direct. She is enthusiastic about teaching as well, having participated as a ‘Teaching Assistant’ for Harpy Summer Academy by Hong Kong Harp Centre.
Ms Tomonaga has also enjoyed significant success in harp competitions including 1st prize at the 3rd Slovenian International Harp Competition in the highest category, E, and 1st prize at the 13th Osaka International Music Competition, Harp Division. After graduating from the renowned Toho Gakuen High School & College of Music in Tokyo, she continued her formal education internationally including graduating with a Master of Arts from the Royal Academy of Music in London, as well as completing a graduate diploma from the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow.