Marika Yasuda
(She/Her) Pianist Marika Yasuda is a versatile young artist and sought-after collaborator who has performed throughout the United States in a wide array of solo, collaborative, chamber music, and orchestral concerts. A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, she joins San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship Program in 2022 as Pianist/ Vocal Coach while also pursuing a Doctorate degree in Collaborative Piano under the guidance of Kevin Murphy and Anne Epperson.
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Marika Yasuda

Marika Yasuda is first year pianist/vocal coach in San Francisco Opera's Adler Fellowship program. She is a recent graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she is currently pursuing candidacy for a Doctorate degree in Collaborative Piano under the guidance of Kevin Murphy and Anne Epperson. As a soloist, she has received top prizes at competitions including the Hellam Young Artists’ Competition, Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, Julia Crane International Piano Competition, and was named a winner of the 2015 Oberlin Conservatory Concerto Competition. As a collaborative pianist, Ms. Yasuda has worked with opera, vocal, and instrumental music organizations throughout the U.S. She is on music staff for San Francisco Opera’s productions of Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber and Verdi’s La Traviata this year. Previously, she served as coach accompanist for the Indiana University Opera Theater. Some productions include The Barber of Seville, La Bohème, Gianni Schicchi, West Side Story, as well as the recent coproduction of Mason Bates’ opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with Santa Fe, Seattle, and San Francisco Operas. Other recent engagements include concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall, Bennett Gordon Hall, and Herbst Theatre. She has held fellowships at Merola Opera Program, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Tanglewood Music Center, SongFest, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity among others. During the 2021 Merola Opera Program, she performed in a recital co-curated by mezzo-soprano Ronnita Miller and tenor Nicholas Phan titled What the Heart Desiresas well as in Merola’s award-winning film, Back Home: Through the Stage Door directed by David Paul. Ms. Yasuda holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Vocal Accompaniment from Oberlin Conservatory (2015), and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Jacobs School of Music (2017).

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