Satoko TANIMOTO was born in Sapporo and spent a year in Budapest (because of her father who was ethnomusicologist awarded Star order by Hungary ) where she attended elementary school specialized in music and started to study piano with MÁTHE Krára.
She moved to Montreal Canada when she was high school student , and continued her study with Claud SAVA.
In 1987, she graduated from Liszt Academy of Music and obtained a soloist diploma.
Her faculty of piano included SOLYMOS Péter, RADOS Ferenc, and DEVICH Sándor for chamber music.
In 1990, she completed a post-graduate course in Freiburg National Conservatory of Music in Germany, studied with HAZAY Tibór.
She appeared in various music festivals including Budapest Spring Festival, Budapest Café Festival , Lugano Music Festival and Pacific Music Festival.
From 1989, she became a member of the Darmstadt Ensemble and joined the tour.
She performed with a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra , the Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra and many soloist like PERÉNYI Miklós(Vc) .
She gave recitals not only in European countries including Germany, England, and Hungary, and in Russia and in Canada and the United States.
Ms. Tanimoto also appeared with artists including Berlin Octet, Keller String Quartet,
New Budapest String Quartet, Salzburg Solisten, Budapest City Orchestra and the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Budapest String Ensemble, Noel Chamber Music Ensemble.
And Japan Philharmonic Orchestra with Kenichiro KOBAYASHI.
Ms. Tanimoto was awarded Sapporo Citizen’s Art Festival Grand Prize by her performance in Bartok Concert in 1997, together with Sapporo Citizen’s Culture Promotion Award.
Now She is a professor of Music Department of Sapporo Otani university as chairman of piano and chamber music courses.
Also she is the chief of Hokkaido branch of Japan-Hungary Friendship Society.
She is leading Zongora group and making concert series by all Liszt piano pieces.
She appear at many competition as a jury.
She serves as a host of radio broadcasting program,too.