Yukiko Ishida D.M.A., coloratura soprano, was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Education from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan.
She studied with Dr. Elizabeth Vandasper in London, specializing in the Dalcroze System. Ms. Ishida earned her Master's degree in Voice at Temple University, studying with Dr. Philip Cho. She earned her doctorate in Musical Arts from Combs College of Music with Dolores Ferraro. She continued her voice study with David Lofton in U.S.A., Magda Lazlo, Arigo Pola, Eugenio Furlotti and Rafaele Cortesi in Italy.

Dr. Ishida won numerous awards, including the Combs College Centennial Award, the Liberace Competition, the Cascarino Memorial Competition and the Mario Lanza Competition. She is an associate Professor of music at Neumann College, Artistic Director of the Neumann College Concert Chorale and Minister of Music at Union Methodist Church in Havertown, PA.

For several summers, she was the vocal instructor of an International Chamber Festival in Evian, France and director of the Chitose Higher Education in Japan. She coordinates, conducts and performs for various charities including the Kobe Earthquake Victims Fund, Ukrainian Disaster Relief, 9/11 Memorial concerts and other charitable events.


Dr. Ishida's two compact discs are "American Jewels" and "World Music Standard Collection" with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. Her orchestral repertoire includes "Te Deum" by Dvorak, "Mass of the Children" and ""Requiem" by Rutter "Mass in G Major" by Schubert, "A German Requiem" by Brahms, "Carmina Burana" by Orff, "Exsultate, Jubilate" by Mozart, "Poeme de l'amour et de la mer" by Chausson, "Symphony No.4 in G Major" by Mahler, and "Concerto for coloratura soprano" by Gliere.

She has performed recitals in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, U.S.A. (FL, GE, IL, MD, NJ, NY, PA, RI).

She appeared as a soloist with the Czech National Orchestra in Prague, St. Giles Orchestra in Oxford, England, Chitose Symphony Orchestra in Chitose, the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in Sapporo, Japan, National Philharmonic in Washington. DC, Delaware County Symphony Orchestra in PA. U.S.A.
12/16 2012' Christmas Dinner and Concert 2012 in Tokyo Japan
5/17 2009' 10th Anniversary of "The Musical Friends of Yuki" Celebration Recital 2009 in Tokyo Japan
5/7-9 2008' "Unity Night" on TV in Chicago !!
10/8 2007' Yuki's photos Updated!
9/11 2007' Yuki's photos Updated!
6/6 2007' Yuki's Summer Schedule Updated!
Display Large Size 8/1 2009'
Dr.Yukiko Ishida shows conduct Neumann College Concert Chorale
Display Large Size 1/13 2008'
Solo voice recital at Handel House of Museum, London
Display Large Size 6/19 2005'
Prague the Smetana Hall
with Czech National Orchestra
No.1
Display Large Size 6/19 2005'
Prague the Smetana Hall
with Czech National Orchestra
No.2
Display Large Size 6/19 2005'
Prague the Smetana Hall
with Czech National Orchestra
No.3
Display Large Size 6/19 2005'
Prague the Smetana Hall
with Czech National Orchestra
No.4
Display Large Size 6/16 2007'
Photos in Oxford U.K. No.1
Display Large Size 6/16 2007'
Photos in Oxford U.K. No.2
Display Large Size 6/16 2007'
Photos in Oxford U.K. No.3
Display Large Size Spring 2007'
With W.D.C.National Philharmonic USA, 2
Display Large Size Spring 2007'
With W.D.C.National Philharmonic USA, 1
Display Large Size 1/5 2007'
Opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors"
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Opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors"
(Role of mother)
Display Large Size 1/14 2006'
"Concerto for coloratura soprano Op.82" by Reinhold Gliere
(St Giles Symphony Orchestra, Oxford England)
Display Large Size 6/19 2005'
Neumann College Community Chorus to sing "Carmina Burana"
(Czech National Orchestra at Smetana National Hall, Prague)
Display Large Size 7/3 2004'
The 228th U.S. Independence Day Celebration, No.1
(Hakodate, Japan)
Display Large Size 7/3 2004'
The 228th U.S. Independence Day Celebration, No.1
(Hakodate, Japan)
Display Large Size 11/4 2003'
Solo Concert
2012'12/16Tokyo, Hotel New Otani "The Musical Friends of Yuki" Christmas Dinner Concert,JPN
8/25Performance for "American Embassy Independence Cerebration Ceremony" at American Embassy in TokyoJPN
2010'6/23Performance "Arietta - Handel" for Guest Recital Series of Beethoven Piano Society of Europe at Foundling Museum, London, United KingdomUK
6/23Lecture "Arietta - Handel" for Guest Recital Series of Beethoven Piano Society of Europe at Foundling Museum, London, United KingdomUK
6/22Performance "Arietta" for Guest Recital Series of Beethoven Piano Guest Recital series of Europe at the City Literary Institute, London, United KingdomUK
6/22Lecture "Arietta" for Guest Recital Series of Beethoven Piano Guest Recital series of Europe at the City Literary Institute, London, United KingdomUK
6/19Performance "The Nightingale Sings" with St.Giles Ochestra for Annual Concert series of St.Giles Orchestra at St.Andrew's Church, Oxford, Inited KingdomUK
6/13Performance "The Sacred Songs" for Clapton Park Methodist Church, London, United KingdomUK
6/4Performance Opera arias "The Nightingale Sings" at Assisi House, Aston PAUSA
2009'11/14Lecture Presentation "GPS(Globally Position Your Self)" for "The 10th Chitose International Forum on Photonic Science and Technology" at Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, ChitoseJPN
11/13Performance "Story Behind the Song" for "The 10th Chitose International Forum on Photonic Science and Technology" at Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, ChitoseJPN
8/29Performance for "American Embassy Independence Cerebration Ceremony" at American Embassy in TokyoJPN
8/26Research presentation / conference at Shimoda Museum "Discovery of the Commodore Matthew C,Perry American Songs Concert Program in Shimoda, Japan, 1854' for Shimoda Museum,ShimodaJPN
7/17Performance at "The 25th Annual Black Ships Festival", Newport R.I.USA
7/18Solo Performance at The 24th Annual Black Ships Festival, Newport Rhode IslandUSA
7/17Solo Performance at The 24th Annual Black Ships Festival, Newport Rhode IslandUSA
6/20Solo Performance at Asian American Women's Coalition (AAWC) Gala Concert, Philadelphia, PAUSA
6/1Performance for Hotel New Otani Garden Chapel, TokyoJPN
5/25The Musical Friends of Yuki Scholarship Fundraising Concert with Nydia Han (6ABC), Takako Mato, clarinet and Nozomi Takashima, piano at Union United Methodist Church, Havertown, PAUSA
4/6"Spring Concert" with Hiroshi Kurokawa, Piano at Union United Methodist Church, Havertown, PAUSA
3/9Performing for Christian Festival Unity Night Chicago at Faith Alliance Bible Church, Des Plaines IllinoisUSA
3/8Performing for Christian Festival Unity Night Chicago at Storehouse Ministries, Chicago ILUSA
3/7Performing for Christian Festival Unity Night Chicago at Northwest Assembly of God, Mt Prospect, ILUSA
1/13Solo voice recital at Handel House of Museum, LondonUK
1/11Solo voice recital at Hampstead Girls High School Recital Hall, LondonUK
1/8Solo voice recital/lecture at City LIT College Recital Hall, LondonUK
1/4Solo voice recital at Regency City Hall, LondonUK
2007'12/23Christmas ConcertUSA
12/20Tokyo, Hotel New Otani "The Musical Friends of Yuki" Christmas Dinner Concert,JPN
12/16Fellowship Church Christmas concert, Chicago ILUSA
12/15Christmas ConcertUSA
10/30Jazz-Opera Concert at Beck Stein Recital Hall, N.Y.USA
8/4Solo Performance International Christian Church, ChicagoUSA
7/7Hakodate Radio Talk-Show Appearance, HakodateJPN
6/24Solo New Otani Chapel, TokyoJPN
6/23Solo Performance for July 4th Ceremony American Embassy, TokyoJPN
6/22Fun Club Lecture/Dinner Show, TokyoJPN
6/16Guest soloist St. Giles OrchestraUK
4/15First Presbyterian Church of YorkUSA
4/14Abendmusik series 06-07USA
3/1Hotel New Otani ChapelJPN
1/5OperaUSA
2006'12/25Christmas ConcertUSA
12/17Christmas ConcertUSA
12/6Christmas ConcertUSA
12/4Solo ConcertUSA
12/1Christmas ConcertUSA
11/19Solo ConcertUSA
11/17Solo ConcertUSA
11/13Solo ConcertUSA
11/5Solo ConcertUSA
9/15Gala ConcertUSA
3/19Solo ConcertUSA
2/19Solo ConcertUSA
2/5Solo ConcertUSA
1/29Solo ConcertUSA
1/22Solo ConcertUSA
1/15Solo ConcertUK
1/14Guest Solo ConcertUK
1/8EWE L.L.C. New Year ConcertUSA
1/6Duet ConcertUSA
1/5Solo ConcertUSA
2005'12/4EWE L.L.C. Christmas ConcertUSA
12/3Lima Estate Spring ConcertUSA
12/1Guest Solo ConcertUSA
10/9Solo ConcertJPN
10/7Solo ConcertJPN
10/2Solo ConcertUSA
10/2EWE L.L.C.ConcertUSA
10/1Solo ConcertUSA
10/1ConcertUSA
7/15Sing the National Anthem (Japanese/American) for "Black Ships Festival, Annual Commemorative Ceremonies"USA
7/7Sing the National Anthem for Independence Day Celebration of the United States of AmericaJPN
6/26Solo ConcertJPN
6/254th Independence Day CelebrationJPN
6/19Carmina Burana Consert (Czech National Orchestra)Prague
6/7Lima Estate Spring ConcertUSA
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