M.S., B.S. The Juilliard School. Entered the Preparatory Division of the Toho School of Music at the age of five. Captured Third Prize in the prestigious Mainichi-NHK Music Competition at age 17. Entered The Juilliard School at age 18 and became assistant to her mentor, Sascha Gorodnitzki at age 21 and taught at the Juilliard for 14 years.
Awards: Finalist in the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, Second Place in the Juilliard Orchestra Concerto Competition, Finalist in the Concert Artist Guild, Finalist in the Young Concert Artist Competition, First Prize winner of the Sterling Staff Competition and Finalist in the F. Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy.
Lotto has performed in more than 40 states across the U.S., including her New York City debut at Alice Tully Hall. She has given numerous master classes throughout Japan and the U.S., Israel, China and Spain, and has served as juror on the panels of several international competitions such as the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.
Faculty: New York University, Manhattan School of Music and the Perlman Music Program. Her students have been prize winners of numerous major international piano competitions such as the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the International Chopin Competition.
She has worked with Daniel Barenboim as music consultant/editor on the documentary “Barenboim on Beethoven” which aired on Great Performances March 22, 2007. It also aired on BBC, ARTE France, NHK and numerous other TV networks around the world. The project was released as a 6 DVD set in February of 2007 from EMI.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1987.