Sun-Sentinel – 08/06/00

Pianist Finishes in Second Place

August 6, 2000

YokoYoko Kothari, a graduate of Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo and the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, finished in second place at the Bartok-Kabovevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition in Radford, Va.

Kothari won for her interpretations of Bela Bartok’s Out of Doors and Dimitri Kabalevsky’s
Sonata No.1, Opus 6.

Kothari, a native of Tokyo, began piano studies at age four and piano competition when she was eight.

She has won top honors at the Northern Japan Classical Piano Competition and the Tokyo Youth Compositional Competition.

In Boca Raton, Kothari studied under the direction of Roberta Rust and Phillip Evans at the Harid Conservatory. She frequently performs in Palm Beach Count and teaches at her private studio in North Palm Beach.

“I am very honored and excited,” Kothari said.