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Miki Yokoi

Marimba Artist

Miki Yokoi is a Japanese marimbist/percussionist based in Paris, France.  Studying piano since age 2 and marimba since age 5, Miki continued her marimba and percussion studies with Keiko Abe and Kyoichi Sano at the Toho-Gakuen High School and University of Music, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. After graduation, she moved to France and began studies with Emmanuel Séjourné at the Conservatory of Strasbourg. She’s also studied at the Conservatory of Paris with Eric Sammut and Frédéric Macarez. In 2018, Miki moved to Germany, to pursue and complete her Master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar with Markus Leoson. She is currently enrolled in Soloist class at the Conservatory of Paris. She has won awards in numerous international marimba competitions, including 2nd Prize at the 2014 GPIMC International Marimba Competition (USA), 2nd Prize at the 2018 International Marimba Competition in Pescara (Italy), and 3rd Prize -Professional Category at the 2023 1st Keiko Abe International Marimba Online Competition. Miki was also invited to the solo marimba recital at perKumania Percussion Festival in Paris.