Instructor of Piano
A native of Japan, Yoko Greeney has won top prizes at numerous national and international competitions in Japan and in the U.S. She has performed at various venues and concert halls throughout the U.S. and Mexico as a soloist, an accompanist, as well as guest pianist for numerous chamber groups. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Francisco State University, and a Master’s Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. During her studies at the Peabody Conservatory, she was awarded the prestigious Piano Accompaniment Assistantship where she collaborated with a great number of string and woodwind instrumentalists as well as singers.
A devoted collaborative pianist, Yoko has served as an official accompanist at various festivals in the U.S. including the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and the Flute Festival at Bart College in New York. As a dedicated piano instructor she has taught privately and also at institutions such as the International School of Music in Washington DC, and at the Instituto Superior de Musica in Veracruz, Mexico. An enthusiastic chamber musician, she has collaborated with various chamber groups such as the Alexander String Quartet and has been coached by members of the Tokyo String Quartet.
Since she moved to Portland, Oregon, Yoko has shared stages on numerous occasions with the Oregon Symphony, the Oregon Ballet Theater, and the Third Angle New Music Ensemble. She also frequently performs chamber music with local musicians including members of the Oregon Symphony. She has been a faculty member of the Portland Summer Ensembles since 2013 where she coaches chamber music.