Born in Kagoshima, Japan, Eriko Daimo began her musical studies at age five on the piano. She started studying the marimba when she entered high school in 1997 and went on to study at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music and the Boston Conservatory.
Her recent performances include concerto performances with some of the world’s leading orchestras, such as the RTE Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic in Finland, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and Orchestra Nipponika, as well as recital tours in more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
As an educator, she has given concerts and masterclasses at music institutions including the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Paris Conservatory, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, San Francisco Conservatory, and the Colburn Conservatory. She has presented a series of master classes at New York University since 2013.
She has served as a judge for the New York International Percussion Competition, Universal Marimba Competition in Belgium, Percussion Arts Society International Percussion Solo Competition, Majaoja Percussion Competition (Finland), Italy P.A.S. Percussion Competition, Latin America Marimba Competition in Mexico, and Bamberg International Marimba Competition (Germany).
As a student, she won top prizes in numerous competitions, including first prize at the International Marimba Competition 2004 in Belgium, Japan International League of Artists Competition, Japan PAS 20th Annual Percussion Solo Competition 2004, and Japan Soloist Music Competition.