New York-based Percussionist Maiko Hosoda has a great passion for playing new music. She collaborates with many composers and productions in NYC including “Adams run” by Rhymes with Opera, "Beloved Prey" by The Traveling Opera, "Let's Enact Silence: John Cage in Context" at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Ensemble Mise-en, Ensemble 212 and others. She performs internationally as a member of Beyond Borders Percussion Sextet, debuting in Eindhoven, Netherland, and MusiTravel in Tokyo, Japan.
She is also a music educator with a special interest to the Carl-Orff music education method. Maiko has trained extensively in Carl-Orff Schulwerk and Dalcroze Eurhythmics and she utilizes those methods in both her playing and teaching. She has appeared as an instructor in numerous workshops such as Carl Orff Association and Japan Society for Contemporary Music.
Maiko was born in Manchester, UK and raised in Yokohama, Japan. She has earned a Bachelor degree at Keio University, Tokyo Japan in Aesthetics, a Masters degree in music from Mannes College the New School for Music and a Professional Study Diploma in Music from Mannes College the New School for Music where she earned scholarship. She has won numerous awards including First Prize in Miyanichi Music Competition and the Mannes Concerto Competition, and Mannes Orchestral Performance Award.