Satoko Hayami


I love music, and I love sharing the joy of music-making with others.

Music gives us unworldly sense of connection and freedom when we are in it. 

My dream is to continue pursuing the amazing moments in making music, 

and share them with my fellow musicians and people from all walks of life.


A native of Japan, Satoko Hayami is an active collaborative and solo pianist, also performing on harpsichord and toy piano. A versatile artist, Satoko has performed and taught piano chamber music all over the world, most notably, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Canada. In the United States, Satoko has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C.; Millers Outdoor Theater in Houston, TX; Harris Hall in Aspen, CO; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH. In Wisconsin, she has appeared in music festivals such as Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Series, LunART Festival, and Madison New Music Festival. Satoko is also on the piano faculty at Beloit College. A passionate performer of new music, she has co-founded Sound Out Loud Collective, a contemporary chamber ensemble that performs and commissions works by living composers, which won the first prize of American Award in Chamber Music Performance in 2018.

 A winner of the Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship, Satoko is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned Masters degrees in Piano Chamber Music & Accompanying at Rice University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She participated in numerous summer music festivals including Aspen Music Festival & School, Banff Summer Festival, and the Corsi Internazionali di Musica in Urbino, Italy. Her chamber music coaches have included members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Cavani String Quartet, Cleveland String Quartet, and Pro Arte String Quartet.