Legendary pianist and a teacher, Gyogy Sebok described Kyoko Hashimoto as "extraordinary musical talent" and "one of the finest of her generation."
Kyoko Hashimoto was born in Tokyo and began to study the piano at the ago of three. After graduating from the Toho-Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, she studied at the International Menuhin Music Academy, Indiana University and the Juilliard School. She received full scholarships from the Menuhin Academy and the Juilliard School. Among her teachers were Gyorgy Sebok, Menahem Pressler, Gyorgy Janzer, William Masselos, Gyorgy Sandor, Felix Galimir, Gyorgy Kurtag and Ferenc Rados.
She is Associate Professor of Piano at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and was on the piano faculty and the chamber music faculty of the Utrecht Conservatory in Holland for 12 years. She has been invited many times as a visiting professor at the European Mozart Academy in Poland and in the Czech Republic and at the International Chamber Music Academy in the Czech Republic, as well as at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Trinity College in London, the U.K.. She has been the Artistic Director of the International Music Workshop and Festival (IMWF) in the Czech Republic, Germany and in Portugal since 2004. She has also given master classes in France, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, the Czech Republic, the USA, Holland, Germany, Taiwan, Brazil and Japan.