Machiko Suto studied piano at the Tokyo College of Music with Atsuko Okada and Shoko Osagawa. There, she also studied harpsichord with Naoya Otsuka. In 2018, she graduated from the Masters program at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the tutelage of Menno van Delft (harpsichord), Kris Verhelst (basso continuo), Goska Isphording (interpretation of contemporary harpsichord music), and Miklós Spányi (improvisation).

Machiko performed a solo concerto with Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra collaborated with Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2015. She also gave a solo recital organized by Wunderkammer Trieste in Italy in 2018. As a basso continuo player, she joined ‘4 Seasons’ project to perform many cities in Holland with illustrious Dutch actor Angela Schijf, organized by Klassiek to Go in 2017. She also performed with Ensemble La Pícara as a basso continuo player during FIAS2019 Festival at Palacio Real de Madrid in Spain, and with Shanghai Camerata during the 5th edition of Shanghai Baroque Music Festival conducted by David Stern.

 

In 2014, Machiko co-founded the ensemble IJ SPACE with recorder player, Yi-Chang Liang. The ensemble has an array of multi-colored sounds and focuses not only on early music but also contemporary pieces, which they have commissioned from composers to seek and broaden new programs for their instruments. They have been performed in numerous places, including the Fabulous Fringe during the Utrecht Early Music Festival in 2018, the IYAP International Young Artisit’s Performance at the Laus Polyphoniae in 2018, and at the Prix Annelie de Man Festival in 2018.

Machiko is the prizewinner of several competitions: Jury’s special prize at the 27th International Competition for Early Music in Yamanashi (Japan), and the Prix Annelie de Man Competition 2015 (Netherlands). With IJ SPACE the First Prize awarded by the Mayor at the 19th edition of the Biagio-Marini Competition in Neuburg in August 2018 (Germany), the third prize at the International Van Wassenaer Competition 2018 in Utrecht and Young Audience Award (Holland). Since 2016 she is a one of artistic advisors of Prix Annelie de Man Festival. She is currently living in Taipei and teaching harpsichord and basso continuo at Artist Star Music Cultivation Studio.