Mika Sunago, Piano
Mika Sunago, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has performed and placed in several national and international competitions throughout Brazil, US, and Japan. Moving to the US in 1987, Mika completed her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Conducting at Indiana University.
Mika has accumulated vast experience in solo and chamber music. During the years when Mika lived in New York City, she was a pianist for performers such as Leila Josefowicz, Hannah Chang, and Christine Walewska. She was also an accompanist for many opera singers from the Metropolitan Opera House. Her performances and interviews of Latin American music have been broadcast in radio and TV programs in the US (NPR), Japan (NHK&ABC), Austria (ORF), Argentina (Solo Tango and RAE), and Brazil (FM Cultura/TV Cultura). Mika has performed chamber music and solo concerts throughout Brazil, Argentina, Japan, and the US. Now living in Portland, she taught at Reed College for many years and has been soloist with the Columbia Symphony.
She has also performed with local groups, such as Third Angle Ensemble, Fear No Music, Portland Opera, Oregon Symphony’s Nerve Endings, and Tango Pacifico. In addition, Mika has four CDs released: Between the Tropics, Café 1930, Bragatissimo, and Revirado. Mika is also an oncology certified registered nurse (RN, OCN) at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, where she is a supervisor of the Cancer Care Unit.