Maki Ito Pardieck
Maki Ito Pardieck currently lives in Makanda, IL. She has worked as a pianist for string seminars directed by Michael Frischenchlager, former concertmaster for the Vienna Philharmonic and founder of the Fritz Kreisler competition. Maki has played Kreisler pieces with the performer of the year in Vienna, Sandor Javorkai. She has also performed for the royal family of Sweden. She has accompanied voice performers, including baritone Tomohiro Tani, and worked as the pianist for the annual concert organized by Teacher’s Association in New York. She has also served as an accompanist at Concordia University in New York. In Carbondale, Maki has been accompanying young students in violin professor Michael Barta’s studio for regional competitions and performed with students of clarinet professor Eric Mandat. She also plays for the local community such as Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship and plays for the Presbyterian Church in Murphysboro sharing her love of Bach.
Maki came to the U.S. on a scholarship to study at Indiana University Jacob School of Music with pianist George Sebok, partner of cellist Janos Starker. While there, she also studied with Jeremy Denk, recipient of the MacArthur Award and Fisher Prize, and Luba Edlina Dubinsky, a member of the Borodin Trio. Maki accompanied and played chamber music in violinist Franco Gulli’s studio, performed with Indiana University’s Wind Ensemble, and worked in its String Academy. She holds a Master’s degree in performance from Indiana University. She recently completed a Master’s degree in TESOL in Linguistics at SIU and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Education in Fall 2023.