Yukari YAGI(*1992) was born in Nagoya, Japan and began taking piano lessons at the age of five. At the age of ten, she discovered her passion for percussion.

After she graduated from Kunitachi College of Music in 2015, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, she enrolled at CRR de Rueil-Malmaison(FR) to study with Eve Payeur and also at the CRR de Paris(FR) to study with Eric Sammut. As of Febrary 2019, Yukari Yagi is studying for her Master of Arts in Music, Concert Solo Performance, at the University of Arts in Zurich(CH) with Raphael Christen.

During her studies at Kunitachi College of Music, Yukari performed Paul Creston's Concertino for Marimba with the Kunitachi Orchestra as a Marimbist soloist. In 2017, she received unanimous Prix d'Excellence at CRR de Rueil-Malmaison. In the same year, she won the second prize at the Opole International Marimba Competition in Poland. In September 2018 She won the first prize in the Marimba C Category of the Itary Percussion Competition.

She is very interested in exploring the possibility of studying the arranged works of marimba. As a marimba player, she thinks that it is necessary deepen understanding of classical music to cultivate inner hearing. Her repertoire includes music written for harpsichord, piano, from baroque to romantic epoch as well as contemporary music.