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Hanako Yamaguchi

About this Artist

Artistic producer and consultant Hanako Yamaguchi believes in the transformative power of the arts. In addition to producing FRAGMENTS, a special project conceived of and performed by cellist Alisa Weilerstein, she has also recently served as artistic advisor to the Celebrity Series of Boston, WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Little Island (NYC).

Over her thirty-year tenure at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Hanako emerged as a key leader in Lincoln Center’s evolution from classical music presenter to commissioner and producer of multidisciplinary presentations, involving music, dance, theater, film, and the spoken word. As Director of Music Programming, Hanako was a co-creator of the White Light Festival, a force behind the revitalization of the Mostly Mozart Festival, and curator/ producer of the long-standing Great Performers concert series. Throughout, her cultivation and advocacy of a wide range of artists, her desire for new collaborations, and her commitment to making the performances unforgettable have been her signature.

She is currently a board member of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA), a global association of arts management leaders, who come together with the shared goal of strengthening and developing the arts internationally.