|Mao has been playing the piano since the age of five. She graduated with the highest
rating from Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music in Tokyo. During her studies, she
performed on many stages and performed at a select graduation concert.
a scholarship from the Fukushima Foundation. She transferred to the Toho Gakuen
School of Music, where she graduated in 2019.
She won first prize at the Roppongi
International Competition, received an honorable mention at the Rosenstock International
Piano Competition, and was awarded the highest award in the category of ”University
Musicians“ at the AOI Music Competition. She has studied with teachers R. Kado,
K. Tuchida, Ch. Ogino and Y. Hirose. She is currently studying for a masterś degree
under prof. K. Bilinská and F. Malý.