Mimoe Todo is a harpsichordist and fortepianist, originated from Japan. Her interest and passion for chamber music keeps her regularly engaged as a continuo player. She enjoys performing on harpsichord, organ and fortepiano in many different contexts in Europe, including in baroque and modern professional orchestras, such as Balthasar Neumann Orchestra.
Her background as a pianist led her to the German Songs (Deutsche Lieder) during her master’s in piano, where she discovered her enthusiasm for German language and art songs. She worked regularly with many singers together as duo for several years, and studied with Marcelo Amaral and Holger Berndsen.
During her harpsichord and early music studies in Nuremberg with prof. Wiebke Weidanz, she was a recipient of the DAAD scholarship, Chancengleichheit für Frauen and various other scholarships. She holds Master’s degrees in piano, harpsichord and korrepeition historical keyboard instrument (vokal).
Her groups were awarded prizes in various competitions such as Chamber Music Competition of Mozart-Verein for piano trio (1st prize), International Duo Competition ‘Suzana Szörenyi’ for 4 hands piano duo (1st prize), International Berlin Bach Competition (2nd prize) amongst others.
In 2020, she was also a scholar of Adriana Jacoba Fonds for the fortepiano and harpsichord study at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag to enrich her knowledge of historical performance practice with Bart van Oort, Petra Somlai, Siebe Henstra and Richard Eggar.
She participated in the Ton Koopman Academy, Winterakademie in Bremen, Mendelssohn Akademie with Peter Schreier, Ensemble-Akademie of the Freiburger Barock Orchester which gave her important musical influences.
Besides her musical activities, she is currently assisting the chamber music program as a mentor for its baroque music group at the School for Young Talent of the Koninklijk Consevatorium Den Haag.