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Mihoko Goto Concert
Mihoko Goto is the first Japanese accordionist to present a concert at Harrington Arts Center. She is one of Japan’s leading accordionists, whose unique sound and performance style is highly praised at home and abroad.
Her musical experiences are diverse. After graduating from Osaka College of Music with a major in piano, she taught in the school system for 12 years while independently pursuing studies in contemporary music. She then decided to advance her music studies in Hong Kong and in England, with Nick Ariondo in Los Angeles and with Viacheslav Semionov in Moscow. Upon her return to Japan, she participated in the Roma ensemble Tengo as well as offering solo concerts. Her international travels continued as she became Friendship and Exchange Artist for Russia’s 300th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Petersburg. She was solicited for television and radio performances while also releasing three consecutive albums through Victor Entertainment. Subsequent musical activity in New York City, Germany, Russia, Finland, and always in her homeland Japan, have brought her additional fame and respect.
Much of her popularity may be attributable to her large repertory that incorporates characteristics of many musicological styles — traditional Japanese, Russian, classical, flamenco, rock, and other world music.
Donations to defray expenses are requested in lieu of admission fees.