Tomoko Akasaka won numerous prizes, among them the 1st prize at the 12th Japan classical music competition and the 3rd prize at the 53th ARD Munich International music competition.
Tomoko Akasaka has performed as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. As a soloist she has appeared with the Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Muenchener Kammerorchester, the Orchestre de chamber de Genève, the Filarmonica banatul timisoara, the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica, the Ensemble Contrechamps,and the Japan Symphony orchestra under the baton of conductors like Seiji Ozawa, Johannes Kalitzke, Raman Kofman, Kazuki Yamada, Gheorghe Costin, Olivier Cuendet and Günther Herbig.
Her chamber music partners included Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Hope, Gidon Kremer, Heinz Holliger, Menahem Pressler, Ebène and Jerusalem Quartet at international music festivals such as Salzburg Festival Lockenhaus Festival, Bad-Kissingen sommer, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, BBC Proms, Pablo Casals Festival, Luzern and Verbier Festival, Zagreb Chamber music festival, Kronberg Cello Festival, Rio de Janeiro Festival, Schubertiade and others.
Tomoko Akasaka has performed at concert venues including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Berlin, Royal Albert hall in London, Vienna Konzerthaus, Zurich Tonhalle, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Schloss Nymphenburg Munich, Shanghai Grand Theater,and National Centre for the performing arts in Beijing, Geneva Victoria Hall and Grand Théâtre.
She has worked for Guest professor at the Conservatory of Geneva and Neuchâtel. She is currently teaching in Düsseldorf Musikhochschule and since 2019 October professor at the Münster Musikhochschule.