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Hinako Sato is an award-winning pianist, educator, and a community leader with passion to create opportunities and platforms for people around the world to connect and learn through music and arts. 


After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Hinako gained recognition as a performer from her works with internationally acclaimed acts such as Women of the World, Mario Frangoulis, Zili Misik, Amal Murkus, and National Arab Orchestra. She has shared stages with prominent acts including Smokey Robinson, Angelique Kidjo, Zap Mama, Nona Hendryx, State Radio, The Beautiful Girls, and performed at prestigious stages such as the Carnegie Hall and Blue Note in NYC, Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens Greece, and Kennedy Center in Washington DC and many more. 

Since 2016, Hinako has been serving as the Co-Chair of the Boston Chapter of "Women In Music", a non-profit dedicated to fostering equality in the music industry through the support and advancement of women. 

Hinako is an activist for gender equality and female empowerment - she organizes monthly events for Japanese women’s community in Boston. In January 2019, Hinako with her team launched Women In Music's first chapter in Japan, in hopes of contributing to creating a platform that would serve to advance and elevate women’s roles and voices in the music industry in Japan. 


In 2017, she co-created "Artful Mind Project", an innovative educational curriculum using arts and visual thinking strategy as a foundational method to help cultivate creativity, critical thinking, and communications skills. The curriculum is currently being taught at various schools and organizations in Japan. 


山形県鶴岡市出身。ピアノ、キーボード、アコーディオンなどを弾きこなす鍵盤楽器奏者、教育者、アクティビスト。米NPO「Women In Music」ボストン支部・日本支部代表。


これまでにカーネギーホールやケネディーセンター、ブルーノート・ニューヨークやギリシャアテネのヘロディス・アッティコス音楽堂などで演奏。これまでにWomen of the WorldやMario Frangoulis, Zili Misik等と主に活動してきている。他にも、Amal Murukus, National Arab Orchestra, Greek National Orchestra, Angelique Kidjoなど多数アーティストと共演。

現在は、芸術を通して考える力を養う独自教育カリキュラム”Artful Mind Project(AMP)” の共同開発を行ったり、日本の学生達向けのボストン研修プログラムのコンサルやメンタリング等のサービスを展開する傍ら、世界各国の伝統音楽研究に力を入れている。

グローカルなコミュニティーリーダーとしての活動にも熱心で、近年ではボストンの自宅で異業種社会人と学生を結ぶコニュニティ「Winship House」をつくり様々なトークやイベントを開催したり、ボストン在住の異業種日本人女性をつなぐコミュニティ「ボストン女子会」共同発起人として月例会を企画している。


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