Mie Ito (harp) was born in Kobe, Japan, and started her musical journey on the piano at the age of three. She studied singing and organ at the Tokyo College of Music and graduated with a distinction. She also took part in masterclasses with Emma Kirkby, Agnes Mellon, and Evelyn Tubb. Mie was one of the organists at Maita Church, Yokohama from 2000 to 2010. In 2011 she moved to London to study Baroque harp with Andrew Lawrence-King at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is supported by the Worshipful Guild of Freemen and the Christopher Kite Memorial Fund. Highlights of her career have been performances at Handel Festival, the Cobbe Collection, King’s College Chapel, Cambridge and at the Wallace Collection. She has also performed with a Baroque ensemble for BBC Radio 3.