Mayumi Iida was born in Japan and started the piano at the age of three. She continued her studies at Tokyo University of Liberal Arts, where she was awarded first place at her Master’s recital, and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she graduated from the postgraduate performance course with honours.
She had encouragement at the International Schubert competition in Germany in 2003 and she participated with success in other international competitions. Her international engagements have included concerts in the UK and Japan.
She is also in demand as an accompanist and chamber musician. Recent highlights include the Japan Festival in England, The City of London Festival, St James Piccadilly , concerts at Bristol Cathedral and St George's Bristol and a radio broadcast concert in Warminster. With the pianist Colin Stone she has done several two-piano concerts in the UK and in Japan's prestigious Bunka Kaikan.
Mayumi combines her performing activities with her role as a teacher. She Currently teaches at Orley farm School in Harrow and Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood.