Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio, a native of Japan and resident of Chicago, performs as a collaborator throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, particularly with notable brass and woodwind performers of major orchestras, which include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Yamada-Selvaggio frequently collaborates with Chicago Symphony brass performers and the Michael Mulcahy Performance Master Class at Northwestern University every July, and she was accompanist for the International Trombone Festival and the annual Chicago Symphony
Brass concert. She often accompanies music faculty members from Northwestern University, DePaul University Chicago, and other U.S. colleges and universities.
Yamada-Selvaggio, who has appeared on classical music radio WFMT in Chicago, has performed more than 500 pieces for brass and woodwind. She began her career as a pianist while studying at Toho High School of Music in Japan. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.