Professional affiliations & activities:
Ms. Konishi's upcoming engagements include several chamber music concerts and a repeat performance with the Chicago Federation of Musicians Orchestra in March (Grieg Piano Concerto). In addition to her work with instrumentalists, she has collaborated with vocalists through the Yale Opera Program and, this summer, was invited to the Chautauqua Music Institute as faculty collaborative pianist.
She has also held the position of Collaborative Pianist at Interlochen Arts Academy in the summer of 2009, and the past two summers joined the artist faculty of the Okemo Young Artist Program in Vermont.
Akiko currently teaches Applied Piano, Chamber Music, and Ear Training courses at Triton College in River Grove, IL and is also a member of the piano faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago.