Pianist, composer, arranger, keyboard harmonica player, yoga pianist, Alexander Technique teacher for the musician, life coaching, etc., its activities are manifold.
Started playing the piano at the age of 4 and acquired perfect pitch. Winners in numerous classical competitions. Apart from temporary music, he studied international affairs at the University of Tsukuba and Nagoya Graduate School in order to become an international civil servant. However, when he was in graduate school, he encountered Brazilian music and jazz, so he changed his path and returned to music. Worked at a foreign-affiliated company and at the same time worked as a samba dancer. After leaving the company, he moved to New York, Cuba, and Brazil alone. In Cuba, he joined the Cuban National Dance Company and studied contemporary dance and percussion. Stayed in Sao Paulo, Brazil for 3 months. Participated in a local samba school. Recognized for his ability, he was selected as a solo dancer, appeared in each TV media, and participated in the carnival. After returning to Japan temporarily, he stayed in Recife, northeastern Brazil for a year and a half after meeting Alceu Valenza. Learn Brazilian music on your own through interaction with many musicians such as Nanabas Consero, Dominguinhos, Lenine, Spocchi, Antonio Nobriga, and jam sessions. Returned to Japan in 2006. Formed the Brazilian music unit "Duo Brasil", and is engaged in music activities that incorporate many rhythms of northeastern Brazil, not limited to bossa nova and samba. Including regular live activities at Yokohama Motion Blue , various events such as NHK, performances at top-class hotels in Tokyo such as Roppongi Ritz-Carlton, Conrad Hotel, Mandarin Hotel, events at Omotesando Hills to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japan-Brazil exchange Also active as a music producer.
2011. Aiming for further musical improvement, he went to Haku alone. Lives in Sao Paulo. While studying under a number of pianists, he interacts with many musicians through daily jam sessions. In 2013, he was called by Zebarbeiro, one of the masters of the São Paulo choro world, as a pianist for his group, and he expanded his range of activities. More than 20 projects have participated in less than two years. Currently " Zebarbero Quintet ", " Gaffieira do Pinheiro ", "Makivaze Trio", "Messiah Brit Quartet" , "Malta Ozecchi Duo", " Zebarbero Duo ", "Myara Quartet", "Arana Duo", "Marcioprator" Active as a pianist for "Samba".
2015. On the day of Choro, Brazil, he was selected and performed as one of the seven soloists. The performance in Rio, which was called by the producer of Paulinho Daviora, and the co-starring with the Brazilian samba master Monalco (Porteira) were also successful. He has been touring Japan for three years in a row since 2015 with great success. At the historic Navo Music Competition held in Brazil in April, he won 5th place in the whole country (top among pianists). Released the first album "sem massagem " of the "Zebarbeiro" group, which participates as a soloist, with the support of the government of São Paulo (also touring). This album was selected as one of the 10 best instrumental albums released in Brazil in 2016 and has become a hot topic in Japan (Japan Latina).
The first leader album "BRASILEIRISMO" . All songs original, the first leader album. Completed in 2017.
Freely switching between Japanese and Brazilian cultures, expressing the delicacy of Japan and the dynamics of Brazil at the same time, while respecting the tradition of Brazilian music, it was evaluated as a CD full of originality, and among the 50 best Brazilian CDs of 2017 Selected as one.
The album "Brasileirism φ" produced by Makiko alongside the masters of Brazilian music Marcio Bahia on drums, Jamil Joanes on bass, and Cristovão Bastos on the musical direction is based on an authorial repertoire with an intimate aspect, bringing melodies of oriental influence and classical music, but also very marked by the artist's enchantment with Brazilian rhythms and with space for improvisation. In 2017. Mastering will be handled by Go Hotoda, who has won two Grammy Awards such as Madonna, Hikaru Utada, and David Sanborn, and will start building her own music world that is particular about sound quality.
Brasileirismφ was launched on digital platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Google, etc.
Makiko is an enthusiastic and belief person. The willingness to absorb Brazilian music makes me sick.
With the delicacy and kindness of her sensibility, and the gorgeous support of Jameel and Marcio,
I think I have completed an album that expresses her wonderfully.
This album has a wide repertoire that incorporates various styles of Brazilian music.
It represents her talent as a performer and composer, full of "Brazilian character".
There is a wonderful surprise that the Japanese will play on our swing.
I am honored to meet and work with a pianist, composer, and great person like her.
When I first listened to her music, I fell in love with its quality at first sight.
A Japanese woman talks about the state of Ceará and composes Brazilian music reminiscent of Bahia and Rio.
A high-level album that fully demonstrates Makiko's good taste and delicate technique has been completed.
2018. From January to February, the third Japan tour (first for Makiko Yoneda tour) was a great success. April 16th of the same year. At the SESC instrumental, which is said to be the gateway to musicians in Brazil, a CD release live (debut live in Brazil) was performed, and the curtain was closed during the standing ovation. The live performance was recorded by seven cameras and broadcast to the world at the same time, gaining an unprecedented number of Internet audiences.
Click here for a blog that talks about the live performance of Carlos Colored, one of the most influential journalists in the Brazilian music world.
Click here for Sesc Instrumental official website
Click here for an interview with prominent Carlos Bozo Jr. in the leading newspaper Folha de SP
In parallel with the trio project, he is also trying to integrate Brazilian elements with Japanese music with Nailor Proveta.
Coaching using "How to use the body for musicians" based on the Alexander Technique, triggered by the fact that the doctor stopped in September 2018 and the piano could not be played (currently returning) (March 2021 qualification) Acquire), begin to deepen the quest for the world of meditation and yoga.
Currently, he has moved to Turkey and is expanding his range of activities not only as a composer and performer but also as a collaboration project with keyboard harmonica players and other fields that make use of the tone of the piano.
Japanese Pianist, Keyboard harmonica player, Composer, Yoga Pianist, an Alexander Technique teacher, and Life Coaching.
Born in the city of Chiba (Japan), Makiko studied classical piano from 3 to 18 years old. However, averse to the excess of formalities of classical music, I decided to take another path when choosing a college. Believing that perhaps she could contribute She went to work at the American ice cream company Häagen-Dazs which wanted her experiences about education research and she stayed for 6 years. “I learned a lot but I was always looking for my life's mission. So I dropped everything and went on a trip. I was in Cuba, New York, and Brazil,” she says.
Travel brought her closer to music. The artist's first long stay here was in 2005 when she lived in Recife, became more involved with Brazilian culture, and learned to speak Portuguese. The second period started in 2011 and continues until now --with regular visits to Japan. Over the past five years, Makiko has devoted herself entirely to music, studying, composing, and playing at night in São Paulo, the city where she settled.
In Brazil, she approached names like Alceu Valença, Naná Vasconcelos, Dominguinhos, Guinga, and Ivan Lins, but comments that two Brazilians were fundamental in her artistic discovery process: the pianist / composer Silvia Góes, of whom she was a student, and the guitarist / composer Zé Barberio, who invited her to join Quinteto do Zé. “Before Silvia, I have never played the music, She let me be free. I learned that music is alive, it is in me. Because of her, I started “And Zé Barbeiro's confidence, when he asked me to join his group, was a very important guarantee for my professional career here”, she adds. With this group, she recorded the CD “Sem Massagem” released in 2016 ( Proac / SP), with shows around Brazil. She participates in the Duos project by flutist Marta Ozzetti performing unpublished works and the quartet of the virtuoso cavaquinista Messias Britto, entitled Baianato.
In 2015 she released her first solo album'Wa' and in January 2016 she toured Japan performing in seven cities. She won the highly disputed Nabor Pires Camargo award --2016, piano solo ranking 5th. Place.
The album "Brasileirism φ" produced by Makiko alongside the masters of Brazilian music Marcio Bahia on drums, Jamil Joanas on bass, and Cristovão Bastos on the musical direction is based on an authorial repertoire with an intimate aspect, bringing melodies of oriental influence and classical music , but also very marked by the artist's enchantment with Brazilian rhythms and with space for improvisation. In 2017. Brasileirismφ was launched on digital platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Google, etc.
"Initially, I fell in love with the quality of her music. A Brazilian song talking about Ceará, remembering Bahia, Rio .." "She invited me to participate and I am very honored because of the way we fit in with her work." I am very proud to be participating in this work. "
"I would bet you would have a nice surprise to see a Japanese pianist swinging within our language."
"Makiko has her universe. What she's doing is enriching her universe. So, it's going to be a unique thing. That's for sure."
Unfortunately, it took a blow from the Brazilian factory that was going to press the record and make the album cover and cover. But she did Collective Financing to continue the project and managed it with 160 supporters from all over the world.
Makiko Trio released the Album Brasileirismφ in April 2018 with absolute success, Project SESC Instrumental alongside its partners Marcio Bahia (drums) and Jamil Joanes (bass) filling the SESC Consolação unit's Theater, with all the Brazilianness and charisma the Trio brought to the audience the passion and harmony that she, Makiko, feels and portrays in her wonderful musical compositions.
The blog of Carlos Calado, one of the best journalists of Brazilian Music.
The Sesc Instrumental link (there are videos of the show too)
Folha de SP, Carlos Bozzo Junior's blog
Created another project --Japanese music with the Brazilian soul --with master Nailor Proveta experimenting with mixing the elements of Brazilian music in Japanese music.
In September 2018, after a doctor asked to stop playing the piano, she deepened her search for the world of meditation, yoga, Corporal Conscience for musicians based on the Alexander Technique. Currently, in parallel with the musician's activities as a composer and performer, She is also trying to contribute her piano timbre to the exploration of the inner world, such as "self-awakening" and "discovery on the axis". Actively developing collaboration projects that synchronize piano and yoga.
She is expanding the range of its activities to the world.
Pianista Japonesa, Escaletista, compositora, pianista de ioga, professora de técnica da Alexander e Life Coaching.
Nascida na cidade de Chiba (Japão), Makiko estudou piano clássico dos 3 aos 18 anos. No entanto, avessa ao excesso de formalidades da música erudita, resolveu seguir outro caminho na hora de escolher uma faculdade. de instituições como a Organização das Nações Unidas ou a Unesco, graduou-se em relações internacionais e fez mestrado em educação. muito mas sempre buscava minha missão da vida. Então larguei tudo e fui viajar. Estive em Cuba, em Nova York e no Brasil ”, conta.
As viagens a reaproximaram da música. A primeira longa estada da artista por aqui foi em 2005, quando morou no Recife, se envolveu mais com a cultura brasileira e aprendeu a falar português. com visitas regulares ao Japão. Nestes últimos cinco anos, Makiko tem se dedicado integralmente à música, estudando, compondo e tocando na noite de São Paulo, cidade onde se estabeleceu.
No Brasil, se aproximou de nomes como Alceu Valença, Naná Vasconcelos, Dominguinhos, Guinga e Ivan Lins, mas comenta que dois brasileiros foram fundamentais em seu processo de descoberta artística: a pianista Silvia Góes, de quem que a convidou para integrar o Quinteto do Zé. “Antes eu não tocava, eu apenas lia, tentando entender as notas e escalas. A Silvia me libertou, com ela aprendi que a música é viva, está em você”, elogia a discí que também descobriu-se compositora ao ser estimulada pela mestra. “E a confiança do Zé Barbeiro, ao me chamar para participar do grupo dele, foi um aval muito importante para minha carreira profissional aqui”, completa.
Com esse grupo gravou o cd “Sem Massagem” lançado em 2016 (Proac / SP), com shows pelo Brasil. Participa do projeto Duos da flautista Marta Ozzetti executando obras inéditas e do quarteto do virtuose cavaquinhista Messias Britto, intitulado Baiana. seu primeiro disco solo'Wa' e em janeiro de 2016 excursiou pelo Japão a presentando-se em sete cidades. Ganhou o disputadí ssimo prêmio Nabor Pires Camargo --2016, piano solo classificação 5o. Lugar.
O disco "Brassileirism φ" produzida por Makiko ao lado dos mestres da musica brasileira Marcio Bahia na bateria, Jamil Joanas no baixo e Cristovão Bastos na di reção musical tem como base um repertório autoral com aspecto intimista, trazendo melodia também muito marcado pelo encantamento da artista pelos ritmos brasileiros e com es paço para a improvisação.
Em 2017. Brasileirism φ foi lançado nas plataformas digitais como iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Google, etc.
"Inicialmente eu já me apaixonei pela qualidade da música dela. Uma música brasileira falando do Ceará, lembrando a Bahia, Rio .."
"Me convidou para participar e estou com muita honra porque a forma que a gente se encaixou a partir do trabalho dela. É muito orgulho para mim estar participando deste trabalho."
"Apostaria que vocês teria uma boa surpresa de ver uma pianista japonêsa swingando dentro da nossa linguagem."
"A Makiko tem o universo dela. O que ela tá fazendo é enriquecer o universo dela. Então, vai ser uma coisa única. Isso aí é com certeza."
Infelizmente levou um golpe da fabrica brasileira que ia prensar o disco e fazer o encarte e capa do disco .. Mas ela fez Financiamento Coletivo pra continuar o projeto e conseguiu com 160 apoiadores do mundo inteiro.
Makiko Trio lançou o Álbum Brasileirism φ em abril de 2018 com sucesso absoluto, Projeto SESC Instrumental ao lado de seus parceiros Marcio Bahia e Jamil Joanes lotando o Teatro da unidade SESC Consolação, com toda brasilidade e carisma o ela, Makiko, sente e retrata em suas maravilhosas composições musicais.
O blog do Carlos Calado, um dos melhores jornalistas da Música Brasileira.
O link do Sesc Instrumental (tem os videos do show também)
Folha de SP, blog do Carlos Bozzo Junior
Criou outro projeto --Música japonesa com a alma brasileira --com mestre Nailor Proveta experimentando mistura os elementos da música brasileira na música japonesa.
Em setembro de 2018, depois que um médico pediu para parar de tocar o piano, aprofundou sua busca pelo mundo da meditação, yoga, Consciên cia corporal para os músicos com base na Técnica Alexander. ela também está tentando contribuir com seu timbre do piano para a exploração do mundo interior, como "auto-despertar" e "descoberta no próprio eixo". Desenvolvendo ativamente projetos de colaboração que sincronizam piano e yoga.
Está expandindo o leque de suas atividades para o mundo.