About this Artist
Japan-born pianist Junko Ueno Garrett has captivated audiences around the world with her colorful tone, poetry, expressiveness, dynamic technique, and wide range of repertoire. She is a versatile musician, active as an internationally acclaimed performer, an avid chamber musician, an artistic coordinator of the Third@First Concert Series, a president of the local chapter of MTNA (www.capmtpasadena.org), a faculty member at Occidental College, and a competition adjudicator. She began playing piano at the age of three, trained at the prestigious Toho Gakuen in Tokyo, and received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Rice University in the United States. Junko received the Japanese Consul General’s Award for her contributions to international relations and understanding between countries. Junko’s weekly piano lesson on YouTube has been receiving much acclaim (@junkouenogarrett3509). She is a passionate Sumo advocate and a founder of the LA Sumo Fan Club.