A native of Tokyo, Hiroko Yajima attended the Toho School and won a Fulbright Fellowship to study at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy Delay. As winner of the Young Concert Artists International Competition, she has concertized extensively throughout the United States and has also played in London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Hall and has performed as soloist with orchestra at Carnegie Hall, with the late Alexander Schneider conducting. Ms. Yajima has participated in many summer festivals, including Marlboro, Aspen, Bravo! Colorado and Mostly Mozart and has been a guest at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has been a part of many Musicians from Marlboro concert tours; was a member of the Galimir String Quartet; and is a founding member of the Mannes Trio, ensemble-in-residence at the Mannes College of Music, which won the 1986 Walter W. Naumburg International Chamber Music Award. She is on the faculty at the Mannes College of Music and has been the Chair of the String Department since 1998.