Born in Japan and raised in the United States, pianist Akiko Tominaga has been hailed by critiques and audiences across North America, Europe and Japan. Her solo and chamber performances have been broadcasted on C.B.C. and Radio-Canada. She has performed with the Bridgeport Symphony, Reading Symphony, Interschool Orchestra of New York, as well as Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Her solo recital entitled “Postcards from Afar” received much acclaim in Ottawa in the Master Piano Recital Series in 2015. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with notable musicians as Diana Cohen, Franklin Cohen, Anne-Julie Caron, Elbjorg Hemsing, Teng Li, Roberto Diaz, Benjamin Butterfield, Tyler Duncan and Norman Fischer. She is a founding member of the piano trio Trio Lajoie. Ms. Tominaga holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music. She currently teaches at the Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary, where she is a faculty member of the Academy for the Gifted Youth Program.