Mikiko Sato is an accomplished composer, music director, pianist, and a singer-songwriter from Japan. Her works include theater, classical, jazz, and electronic music. Her theatrical works involve directors and actors like Yoshiko Mita, Toyokazu Minami, and Koji Uchiumi to name a few. Her recent interest has involved songwriting, where she uses her unique musical background as well as subtle Japanese sense for seasons, nature, and sceneries. She has been performing her originals in various countries including Japan and the US. Her talent and passion also have been recognized in her roles as a music director in theater and as an educator in composition, piano, and vocal performance.
Born in Yokohama, Japan, Mikiko Sato began playing the piano at the age of three and soon started taking classical piano lessons. She also started to play the electric organ at the age of eight and learned film music, pops, classical, and orchestra pieces. She entered Tokyo College of Music and majored in classical composition under Professor Shinichro Ikebe and also jazz piano under Professor Rick Overton. She received her Master’s Degree in classical music composition.
Her passion and eagerness brought her to learn at Berklee College of Music in 2017. She has been listed on the dean’s list for every full semester she enrolled. She studied in Boston under Professor Lisa Thorson and graduated summa cum laude in December 2020 with a Professional Diploma in songwriting. She also received the Contemporary Writing and Production Award from Berklee’s Contemporary Writing and Production Department.