Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yuuko Suzuki graduated from Kunitachi
College of Music in Tokyo in 1990. She pursued her graduate studies at Hartt
College of Music at the University of Hartford where she met Professor Luiz
de Moura Castro, a Brazilian pianist whose influence inspired her to
specialize in performing Brazilian classical music. She received a Master of
Music degree in 1992 and an Artist Diploma in 1993.