A native of Kanagawa, Japan, Dr. Yuri Inoo is musician and educator in the Los Angeles area. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco State University, graduating summa cum laude, and receiving the Most Outstanding Senior Award. Yuri received her Master of Music and Doctorate in Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Southern California.
Yuri has performed and collaborated with artist such as Yo Yo Ma, John Williams, Steve Reich, Andrea Bocelli, and members of NEXUS.
Yuri is currently the Principal Percussionist with the Redlands Symphony in Redlands, California, and remains as an active freelance musician in Southern California. She also is a founding member of percussion ensemble bloom in Tokyo, Japan, and the Varied Trio in Los Angeles. She is the percussion instructor at Occidental College, University of Redlands, Mount Saint Mary’s University, and Idyllwild Arts Academy, while keeping a private studio.