Mio Nakamura is a native of Kyoto, Japan. She has established herself as a much-in-demand soloist, collaborative artist, and chamber musician in the Chicago area and abroad.
Ms. Nakamura's solo appearances include recitals on WFMT, as well as the Musicians Club of Women Artists in Recital Series and concerto performances with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and the Evanston Symphony Orchestra.
Most recently with the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, she performed the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
An avid orchestral and chamber musician, Ms. Nakamura served as the principal pianist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2011 to 2013.
Through the CSO's Institute for Learning, Access and Training, she has been a regular guest collaborative pianist for the University of Chicago Woodlawn Charter School.
Ms. Nakamura frequently appears as a supplementary keyboardist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has performed in prestigious venues, including the Chicago Symphony's Symphony Center, Ravinia, Millenium Park, and Carnegie Hall, under the direction of Maestro Riccardo Muti. She has also worked with Charles Duoit, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir Mark Elder, Harry Bicket, David Robertson, Cliff Colnot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Susanna Malkki, James Conlon, Jay Friedman, Alastair Willis and Jaap van Zweden.
She regularly collaborates with symphony musicians in chamber music concerts and recitals at the CSO All-Access Chamber Series as well as the Music 803 Concert Series.