Mariko Wyrick, a newly-tenured member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, also recently debuted with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.
She was born into a musical family – father Peter Wyrick and mother Amy Hiraga are members of the San Francisco Symphony and sister Mayumi is a violinist. Mariko attended the San Francisco School of the Arts and was a co-principal of the San Francisco Youth Orchestra and a member of the Orchestra da Camera with whom she has soloed in the Dvorak and the Brahms Double concertos.
She is a four-time winner of the Marin Music Chest scholarship award and won the 2006 Stewart Brady Award for Excellence. As a winner of the American Fine Arts Festival competition, she performed at Weill Hall in New York City. She has participated in the masterclasses of Lynn Harrell, Bonnie Hampton, Joel Krosnick, Yoyo Ma, as well as the American, Daedelus, Chiara, and Alexander string quartets.