Hailing from Nara, Japan, Hong Kong Sinfonietta percussionist Rieko Koyama has
performed across Asia and North America. Rieko enjoys performing chamber and modern music, performing at Music in Summer Air
in Shanghai, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California. She is a frequent performer at the Good Music This Lunch series with Hong Kong Sinfonietta and a core member of Toolbox Percussion since 2014.
Rieko played timpani and percussion with the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchstra and has performed under Valery Gergiev and Riccardo Muti’s batons. She holds degrees from Indiana University and New England Conservatory, where her teachers included Gerald Carlyss, Anthony Cirone and Frank Epstein.