Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1987 Lena Yokoyama started her musical education with her father Kango Yokoyama continuing then with her mother Reiko Shimitzu. She moved to Italy in 2006, where on February 2011 she graduated with honor in violin at the “Claudio Monteverdi” Musical Institute in Cremona, under the guidance of Laura Gorna. From 2011, she attends to Salvatore Accardo’s classes at the Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento Walter Stauffer in Cremona.
She improved her musical education in chamber music with Alexander Lonquich and Trio di Parma, in solo repertoire with Salvatore Accardo at the “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena, and Ivan Rabaglia at the “S. Cecilia Academy” in Portogruaro.