Yuko Tomeda was born in Tokyo to a family of musicians. She received her first piano lessons from her mother and later from professors Aiko Iguchi and Kazuko Sumi. She attended the Musikgymnasium of the Musikhochschule Tokyo and continued her education in 1982 at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Professor Erich Andreas and György Sebök. During her studies she worked at the HdK as an assistant in the field of chamber music. From 1988 she completed her additional studies for the concert exam, which she completed with distinction. She has won prizes in various competitions, including the first gold medal at the international 'Maria-Canals' competition in Barcelona. Concerts take her to Italy, Spain, Austria and Japan. She also performed several times in the Philharmonie of Berlin, her new adopted home. She is also a sought-after chamber music partner.