Pianist Tomoko Kashiwagi, a native of Japan, was appointed to the music faculty of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in the fall of 2012. As the Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano, she keeps busy schedule teaching and performing throughout the year.
Kashiwagi has performed in such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Central Conservatory in Beijing, Guildhall School in London and Teatro Nacional in Panama among others. She has been the official pianist at the Menuhin International Violin Competition as well as MTNA competitions and various national and international conferences. She has been a staff at renowned Meadowmount School of Music for six summers.
Kashiwagi completed her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees as well as the Performer Diploma in Piano Performance at Indiana University. She is the first recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of Prof. Anne Epperson.