Marika Yasuda


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Marika Yasuda

(she/her) Pianist Marika Yasuda is a versatile young artist and sought-after collaborator who has performed throughout the United States and Europe in a wide array of solo, collaborative, chamber music, and orchestral concerts. A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, she is a recipient of an Associate Instructorship at the Jacobs School of Music where she is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Collaborative Piano under the guidance of Kevin Murphy and Anne Epperson.

Merola Opera Program
Apprentice Coach, 2020, 2021
Ravinia Festival
Collaborative Pianist, 2019, 2020
Indiana University
DM Collaborative Piano , 2018 - present
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Shéhérazade (M. Ravel)
Ariettes oubliées (C. Debussy)
Cabaret Songs (William Bolcom)


Back Home: Through...

Merola Opera Program, August 2021

What the Heart Des...

Merola Opera Program, July 3rd, 2021

Merola Grand Final...

Merola Opera Program, August 2021

DM Collaborative R...

Indiana University, March 2021

La Bohème
Coach Accompanist

Indiana University, 2021

Gianni Schicchi
Coach Accompanist

Indiana University, 2020

Il Barbiere di Siv...
Coach Accompanist

Indiana University, 2020


Ms. Yasuda maintains an active schedule collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists. Recent engagements include recitals and orchestral concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall, and Bennett Gordon Hall among others with ensembles such as eighth blackbird, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Oberlin Orchestra, and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble. Ms. Yasuda frequently serves as coach accompanist for the Indiana University Opera Theater (IUOT). Some productions include Barber of Seville, La Bohème, Gianni Schicchi, West Side Story, and the recent coproduction of Mason Bates’ opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with Santa Fe, Seattle, and San Francisco Operas.

During her summers, Ms. Yasuda has held fellowships at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Tanglewood Music Center, SongFest, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Gijon International Piano Festival. She has also served as music director at the 2019 Finger Lakes Opera’s young artist program. This summer, Ms. Yasuda has been invited as an apprentice coach to the 2020 and 2021 Merola Opera Training Program.

Ms. Yasuda holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Vocal Accompaniment from Oberlin Conservatory (2015), and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Jacobs School of Music (2017).
"Her performance made the piece the pinnacle of the night’s program... A virtuosic performance from the first page to the last" - San Francisco Classical Voice
“Pianist Marika Yasuda deftly illuminates every shadow and hidden corner of Schubert’s music, filling the negative space of the video (The Wandering) with subtle and indelible musical storytelling”
— Opera News