About Naoko Yoshino
Naoko Yoshino began to study harp at the age of six in Los Angeles with Susann McDonald and started her worldwide career in 1985, after winning the first prize at the Ninth International Harp Contest in Israel. Being one of the most outstanding harpists in the international platform today, Naoko Yoshino’s solo engagements allow her to work with the world’s top orchestras and renowned conductors. A frequent guest at the major international festivals, Naoko Yoshino is also known as a recitalist and chamber musician. As an advocate for new music, she has premiered works by Toru Takemitsu, Toshio Hosokawa, Yuji Takahashi and Sebastian Currier.