Mie Miki was born in Tokyo. At the age of four she began to study the accordion, and she made her first radio broadcast for NHK in Tokyo at the age of eight. In 1981, 1985 and 1986 she was invited to introduce the instrument in the People’s Republic of China by means of concerts and masterclasses. In 1989 she was awarded the Förderungspreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen for young artists. More than fifty solo and chamber works have been composed at Mie Miki’s instigation, by composers such as Toshio Hosokawa, Adriana Hölszky, H.