Piano | Oboe
Mayuri Yoshii is a freelancer oboist and pianist residing in the Chicagoland area. Mayuri’s mother was a classical pianist and taught her the instrument from a young age. She continued to play piano growing up and also started playing oboe at age 13.
She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in oboe performance at Bowling Green State University under Dr. Nermis Mieses and her Post-master’s certificate in oboe performance at DePaul University under Alex Klein.
Recent competition wins include; first prize in the Young Artist Competition at Trentino Music Festival in Italy July 2022, finalist at the Loree Oboe Day competition at Miami University in 2019, and second prize in the Double Reed Day Solo Competitions of 2012 and 2015.
She frequently performs in Chicagoland, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana and maintains an active private teaching studio. She currently has a reed-making business on Etsy called “mayuoboeclub” to sell oboe reeds throughout the United States. She frequently returns to her first home, Japan, to perform at an oboe teacher’s studio recital, coffee shops, and hair salon as a guest artist. When not playing oboe or piano she enjoys spending time with her wonderful big orange cat, Bhumi.