Noriko Yabe (Japan, 1975) made her debut at the age of twelve as a soloist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra in the United States. Upon having finished her studies in Japan, she subsequently continued them with Willem Brons at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she graduated in 2003. She also participated in masterclasses by musicians including Willem Brons, Edith Picht-Axenfeldt, and Victor Rosenbaum, and masterclasses in chamber music by artists such as Toru Yasunaga, Karl Leister, and Kyoko Hashimoto.
Noriko took part in several music festivals, such as the Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan (VS) and the Sandòr Vègh International Academy for Chamber Music (the Czech Republic). She is an accompanist for the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam. As a chamber musician and soloist, Noriko gave concerts in Japan, the US, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Slovakia.
Noriko is a répétiteur at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Additionally, she is a permanent accompanist at the summer academy of the The International Holland Music Sessions in Bergen.