Pianist Tonia Miki has been actively performing both solo and collaborative repertoire throughout the United States, Spain, The Czech Republic, China and Japan.
Currently as an accompanist at Northwestern University, Miki works in the vocal studios of W. Stephen Smith and Nancy Gustafson. Her other collaborations include NU Symphonic Band Ensemble, and the "Joy Trio" which was invited to perform at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert as an outstanding chamber ensemble at NU.
In the 2016 season Miki served as a répétiteur and ensemble pianist for Chicago Fringe Opera, on their production of Song from the Uproar by Missy Mazzoli, as well as Chamber Opera Initiative of Northwestern University, on their production of "The Old Maid and the Thief" and "Le Docteur Miracle".
Miki's passion for the collaborative field extends to her teaching. As a non-major piano instructor, Miki has conducted a pedagogical project to introduce ensemble experience to amateur instrumentalists. The project will be presented at The Illinois State Music Teachers Conference in November .
A graduate from Northwestern University with a Master of Music degree and recipient of an Eckstein Fund Fellowship, Miki completed her bachelors degree from Manhattan School of Music where she received a Presidential Award. Her major teachers include Alan Chow, Solomon Mikowsky, Alexandre Moutouzkine.
Aside from piano and music, Miki is enthusiastic about baking. She brings her sweet treats to rehearsals and parties and also caters for receptions and special occasions.