Yuko Yagishita was born in Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan. She currently resides in London.
Yuko graduated from the Piano Department of Instrumental Music, Faculty of Music of Tokyo University of Arts (Tokyo Geijutu Daigaku) and received the Doseikai Award and Yomiuri Award for New Musicians and Artists. Graduated from Piano Department of Graduate School of Tokyo University of Arts with a master's degree.
From April 2011 to March 2013 she worked as assistant for Solfège department at Faculty of Music of Tokyo University of Arts.
She received several prizes in competitions in Japan and has performed in various concerts in Europe including Vienna, Austria, Paris, France, Milan, Italy, Cologne, German and London, UK.
She also performed piano concerto with orchestra such as Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo New City Orchestra.
Yuko was appointed as a pianist in Salvia concert hall from 2012 to 2014 in Japan.
She performed at the Jaques Samuel Competition Prizewinners' series in St James's Church, Piccadilly in 2015 and she awarded the Trinity College London Diploma LTCL Piano Recital with distinction.
In 2015, while at Trinity Laban Conservatoir,
she gave concerts at St.Alfege, ORNC chapel and several other venues. She also participated in the Beethoven festival and played Sonata No.15 Pastoral. She also took part in the Trinity orchestra project, playing the Symphonic dances from West side story by Bernstein with wind orchestra and Tehilime by Steve Reich.
In September 2013 Yuko began studying with Deniz Gelenbe and Gabriele Baldocci at Trinity Laban Conservatoir. In summer 2016, Yuko participated in Opera Socrates (Eric Satie), a joint project with Tel Aviv University and Waseda University, supervised by Professor Michal Grover-Friedlander.
Recently she won the 1st prize at Rosenblatt Recitals Competition for accompaniment, and she appeared on UK-Japan Choir concert as an accompanist.
Currently she got an Exceptional Talent-Promise UK Artist visa, and she gives concerts as not only soloist but also accompanist.