Yoriko Mizuno Fieleke

Yoriko Mizuno Fieleke

Based in Boston, MA

Pianist Yoriko Mizuno Fieleke has performed throughout the United States and has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the International Young Keyboard Artist Competition. Her performances have been broadcast by WQXR in New York City, and in Chicago and Hawaii. She was interviewed by radio and TV stations in Honolulu while a student of the late Ellen Masaki. As a winner of the Music from Oberlin and Arthur Dann competitions at Oberlin Conservatory, she performed in two week-long concert tours sponsored by the Conservatory. Ms. Fieleke began her study of the Taubman Approach with Robert Shannon at Oberlin in 1984. Upon graduation she continued her Taubman studies with Kendall Feeney and was coached by Dorothy Taubman. A long-time student of Robert Durso, she currently studies with Mr. Durso and Edna Golandsky.

Ms. Fieleke maintains a thriving private studio near Boston and provides lessons in Hawaii and Japan during the summer. She works with a wide range of students, including professional performers, piano teachers, conservatory students, jazz/rock pianists, and adult and young beginners. She has taught the Taubman Approach to a french horn player, flutist, violinist, harpist, organist, mandolin player and computer users. Ms. Fieleke is a faculty member and lecturer at the Golandsky Institute’s Summer Symposium at Princeton University. She has presented the work of Dorothy Taubman through lectures and master classes for the New England Piano Teachers Association and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

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“The [Taubman] movements are designed to put you in the optimum position for every note, which means that once you get past the mechanics, you have more control over the sound of every note.”

TOM LAWTON, Senior Lecturer, University of the Arts