Machiko has taught violin lessons to students of all ages and levels.
The Juilliard School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Tokyo National University of the Arts.
Violinist Machiko O., a former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes, gave her debut recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Subsequently she has performed as a soloist with the C.W. Post Chamber Orchestra, Henry Mancini Festival Orchestra, North Shore Symphony Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes, among others. She has been awarded the ” Amigos de la Musica” as the best orchestra in Mexico. She has also performed as a tango soloist with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra as well as American Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a performing artist, Machiko has extended her musicianship to other styles of music, including jazz, Argentine tango, improvisation, and tap dance, among others. In addition, she has created her own style of performance called tapdanceviolin, which has been incorporated in some of her original compositions.
Machiko was selected as one of the main cast members in the award winning musical Amor Latino at Thalia Theatre, in which she played as a tapdancer and violinist.
Machiko’s playing can be heard on the albums such as Placido Domingo “Songs”(SONY CLASSICAL), Erwin Schrott “Rojotango”(SONY CLASSICAL), Importango”Tango For Import”(Panoramic Recordings), Urban Tango Trio”Urban Tango Trio”(PLATONIC), among others.
She received her formal training from The Juilliard School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Tokyo National University of the Arts (Tokyo Gei Dai). She has studied with Yfrah Neaman, Lewis Kaplan, Masao Kawasaki, Takashi Shimizu, Chikashi Tanaka, and Shigeru Toyama. She has given numerous solo recitals in U.S. and Japan at major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Kennedy Center Performing Arts, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, and Nikkei Hall as well as Blue Note New York and Blues Alley among others. She has performed in chamber music groups and orchestras at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Barbican Center, Bellas Artes, Symphony Space, GW Lisner Auditorium, and Mondavi Center.
Machiko became a Yamaha performing artist since April 2016 and plays their electric violin, YEV104.