Aiko Goto

Aiko has been a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra since 1998. Beginning her violin training with the Suzuki Method, Aiko then studied at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan and the Juilliard School in New York. Aiko has been a member of the Saito Kinen Orchestra since 1995, directed by Seiji Ozawa (she was a Concertmaster for one of the programs in 2014). 

Aiko is a mentor for the ACO Emerging Artists Program and ACO Collective, has tutored at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp, and has directed the ACO Academy program annually in July since 2012. In 2016, Aiko received a commendation from the Japanese Foreign Ministry on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Basic Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Japan and Australia.

Aiko Goto in the 2018 Newcastle Music Festival