Ai Yabana started playing the piano at the age of 4. Breezing through the illustrious Toho Gakuen Music Academy in Tokyo and The Juilliard School in New York, Ai grew from prodigy to pro.
Since completing her musical studies at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Ai has been performing actively with the Salzburg Kammerphilharmonie and Universitat orchestra. Her impeccable musicianship later led to her participation in the Yehudi Menuhin “Live Music Now” project.
A bona-fide maestro, Ai has coached instrumentalists as a repetiteur at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and the University of Music and Arts in Graz, Austria.