Japanese Pianist Madoka Asari is an experienced collaborator with wide variety of repertoires performing throughout the U.S. and Japan, The renowned artists with whom Madoka has collaborated include Geraldine Walther from Takács Quartet, Caleb Hudson from Canadian Brass, and Hsing-ay Hsu. Besides the performing career, Madoka also worked as a faculty in Collaborative Piano at Colorado State University and an interim staff pianist at University of Colorado at Boulder. As a soloist, Madoka has appeared with Littleton Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Haruka (Sapporo, Japan), and has performed at Carnegie’s Weil Recital Hall in 2010. Previous fellowships, assistantships and awards have included Music Academy of the West (2017), Aspen Music Festival and School (2016), Associate Instructor for Music Theory at Indiana University (M.M., 2012-14), the Sarah C. Morrison Award for Excellence in Piano and 1st Prize in Solo Honor’s Competition from University of Denver (B.M.). Her teachers and coaches have included Steven Mayer, Evelyne Brancart, Shigeo Neriki, Rebecca Penneys, Rita Sloan and Jonathan Feldman.