Emiko Yuasa has been studying with Hariolf Schlichtig at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich since 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Toho-Gakuen College of Music in Tokyo where she studied violin with Yumino Toyoda and viola with Ryo Sasaki. Emiko received third prize at the 27th International Johannes Brahms Competition Pörtschach in 2020, a special prize at the 13th Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2019, and third prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition in 2020 in Berlin in the string quartet category as violist of the Quartett Hana. She is also a winner of the DAAD Prize 2020 for special academic achievements and intercultural engagement of foreign students. Emiko has participated in masterclasses led by Antoine Tamestit, Lawrence Power, Lars Anders Tomter, Veit Hertenstein, Eberhard Feltz, William Coleman, and Nobuko Imai, among others. In 2019, she was a participant of the Verbier Festival Academy and is currently on scholarship at Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now München e.V.