The Japanese-born pianist and harpsichordist, Mitsuko Morikawa, obtained her B.M. degree in piano performance from the Toho School of Music, Japan (1990-1994), her M.M. degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music (1994-1997), a Professional Studies Certificate in piano performance from The Cleveland Institute of Music (1997-1999) and a D.M.A. in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California (2007-2010). Some of her teachers include Alan Smith, Norman Krieger, Sergei Babayan, Cheng-Zong Yin, Paul Schenly, Sara Davies Buechner and Hisako Ueno.
Mitsuko Morikawa has been an active soloist, accompanist and chamber musician in USA as well as in Asia. She has collaborated with highly acclaimed musicians from a vast array of genres spanning instrumental music, vocal music, musical theater and chamber ensembles. Some of the artists that she has performed with include Martin Chalifour, Michel Debost, Rodney Gilfry, Megumi Kanda, Douglas Masek, Yoko Moore, Timothy Mussard, Rodell Aure Rosel, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Akiko Suwanai, and James Walker. She has also recorded music for the New World Records label and has been featured on radio programs such as WCLV, Cleveland and NHK-FM, Japan.
Apart from her accomplishments as a performer, Mitsuko Morikawa has also distinguished herself as a unique and highly regarded coach/accompanist. She has served on the faculties at the Meadowmount School of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory, the Oberlin Flute Institute (June 2001-July 2008), Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory (August 1999-June 2007) and the ENCORE School of Strings. In 2010 she served as an official accompanist for the National Flute Association Annual Convention. Currently she works as a accompanist to Los Angeles Childrens Chorus at University of Southern California (since February 2008) and Santa Monica College.
On August 21, 2006 Mitsuko Morikawa marrie Tim Dolinar.