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Tokyo Music Competition



3rd place, Piano Section, The 14th Tokyo Music Competition 2016

Musical Study Experiences

2006 Took lessons with Nakamura Hiroko, etc. at the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy
2010 Graduated from the Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts and entered the Faculty of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts
2013 Studied chamber music at Tokyo University of the Arts, performed in chamber music recitals passing the chamber music performance exam
2014 Graduated from the Faculty of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts and entered the Graduate School of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts. Attended the Music Alp International Music Academy (France) taking lessons and performing in the selected students concert.
Currently master's student at the Graduate School of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts


Previously studied piano under Takahashi Noriko, Kojima Motoko, Shiraishi Mitsutaka, Itoh Kei and chamber music under Kato Hiroshi and Itoh Kei

Musical Careers

2005 Best 12 Award, F Level, National Finals, the 29th PTNA Piano Competition
2007 The Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation Scholarship Student
2014, 2015 Recipient of the Japan Federation of Musicians Scholarship for emerging artists to study in Japan supported by Munetsugu Angel Fund
2015 Semi-finalist, Piano Category, the Long Thibaud Crespin International Competition
2016 3rd Place, Piano Section, the 14th Tokyo Music Competition

Further Activities

Other than solo piano performance, Kaihara is actively working on chamber music, especially with string instruments.


Baroque to contemporary.
At the moment I am particularly fond of Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Ravel, Rachmaninoff. I am also actively working on chamber music, which is my favorite, from piano trios to quintets and pieces with string instruments.

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