In 1994, after winning strong recognition as soloists, the Mack sisters melded their artistry into an award-winning piano duo. They won several prizes in prestigious international competitions such as the Dranoff International Two-Piano Competition in Florida, the Ellis Two-Piano National Competition in South Carolina. They also received both the First and Kodama Prizes at the International Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo.
The Mack Sisters have been featured in the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Michigan, the Symposium for Two-Pianos in Florida, and the Keyboard Festival at the Quebec International Two-Piano Festival. They frequently join the faculty of the International Summer Music Festival in Naleczow, Poland.
Yuki and Tomoko have performed duo concerts as well as soloists with orchestras throughout the United States and abroad, including major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and Tokyo. While touring abroad, their concerts were broadcast live in Stockholm, Warsaw, and Milan. In Chicago, Yuki and Tomoko have performed on WFMT radio programs such as the Dame Myra Hess Series and Live From Studio One. They were also featured as guests artists on PBS in Michigan and Florida.
Motivated by their passionate belief of music’s ability to empower the human spirit, they have developed Master-Classes and Community Outreach Programs that are very popular with students and audiences.
Mack sisters were selected to be Steinway Artists in 2006, joining a great roster of world renown pianists.
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|“...Suave and authoritative...” - Detroit Free Press
“...A high sense of drama and brilliant technique...” - Holland Sentinel
“...Duo pianists extraordinaire...” - Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
“...Exciting choice of repertoire played with flawless technique and fire...” - __Music and Dance Press/ Tokyo, Japan
These are just a handful of the glowing accolades garnered by Japanese born duo-pianists,