Japanese accordionist Mie Miki was born in Tokyo in 1956. At the age of four she began to study the accordion, and she made her first radio broadcast for NHK in Tokyo at the age of eight. In 1981, 1985 and 1986 she was invited to introduce the instrument in the People’s Republic of China by means of concerts and masterclasses. In 1989 she was awarded the Förderungspreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen for young artists. More than fifty solo and chamber works have been composed at Mie Miki’s instigation, by composers such as Toshio Hosokawa, Adriana Hölszky, H.J.Hespos, Nicolaus A.Huber, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Maki Ishii and Yuji Takahashi. As a soloist, Mie Miki has appeared with numerous renowned orchestras including the Suisse Romande Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Belgian National Orchestra, under such conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Hiroshi Wakasugi, Mario Venzago and Charles Dutoit. Mie Miki was invited to play recitals in the Suntory Hall and the Casals Hall Opening Concert Series. A concert series entitled ‘Mie Miki Accordion Works’, featuring numerous premières, takes place every year in Tokyo. Mie Miki is professor at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen (Germany).