Tokyo born Reiko read musicology at Kunitachi College of Music where she started playing viols. After she studied with Yukimi Kanbe and Tetsuya Nakano, she came to the UK to pursue her study with Richard Boothby at the Royal College of Music. She now has established herself as a one of the leading viol players in the UK, regularly performing with many leading early music ensembles and orchestras. She joined Fretwork in 2008.
Reiko lives in London and is a professor at the Royal College of Music.