Tokyo native Yasuko Mitsui is one of Japan's premier artists of the keyboard, and is widely known in classical music circles for her masterful concerts and recordings.
Mitsui studied piano and harpsichord at the Tokyo Murashino Music University and the National University of Music in Vienna. She has received plaudits for her performances with the Ensemble Bella Musica, on TV shows, at music festivals, and in concerts throughout Europe and Japan.
Mitsui's classical repertoire is varied, although she is partial to J. S. Bach's baroque compositions. She has collaborated with W. Holzmair, A. Schmid and O. Warla; her artistry is enjoyed by her legion of admirers through CD recordings from Columbia, EMI, Video Garo, and Elect Records.
She participated in master classes in Vienna, Hannover and Briev. Mitsui has judged international piano and harpsichord competitions; she sits on the faculty of Iwate National and Elisabeth Universities as Professor.
For the past twenty years, Mitsui advocates peace among nations through the binding force of music, and believes in a collective action to diffuse nuclear tensions. She founded Harmony For Peace Foundation with Tomoko Torii and Yusuke Terada and currently serves as Honorary Advisor of the Foundation.
Since 1990’s Mitsui has coordinated and managed many musical events in the theme of peace in Europe and Japan: