Yoshiko Terada (born Hashimoto) was born in 1977 in Hiroshima, Japan. At the Tokyo College of Music in 1996 she studied piano with Prof. Mari Takeda. Soon she recieved a support prize at the JPTA Piano Competition in Tokyo. As a part of her piano diploma in 2000, she got an award in the field of piano duo. This was followed by a two-year study of piano accompaniment (chamber music and singing).
Since October 2002 she lives in Cologne, where she studies with Prof. Jürgen Glauss in the class for song accompaniment at the Cologne unsiversity of Music an Dance. At the Song Competition Cologne 2005 she received an award for accompaniment. Terada appeared in numerous concerts as a song accompanist in Europe and Asia.
Since 2003 she accompanies in the singing classes of Prof. Henner Leyhe, Prof. Klesie Kelly-Moog, Prof. Edda Moser, Prof. Arthur Janzen, Prof. Phillip Langshaw and their singing master courses. Since 2006 she has been teaching as a correpetitor for scenic teaching, opera projects and several singing classes at the Cologne University of Music and Dance. As a correpetitor, she worked with the WDR Radio Choir on several projects and concerts, and made her an assistant at the Theater Bonn. She won the scholarship of the Richard Wagner Foundation Cologne in 2006.