To main text

Handling of Personal Information

Our websites (hereinafter, referred to as “Website”) use cookies and tags to provide you with a better website experience, advertising based on your browsing habits, and to understand what Website is being used for, and for statistics and measurement purposes. By clicking ‘I Accept’, or clicking on Website, you agree to such purposes and the sharing of your data with our trusted partners . Please see Cookie Policy for further information including withdraw of consent at any time.
Please refer to Privacy Policy of the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and CultureOpen in a different window for the handling of personal information.

I Accept

Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
2nd place, String Section, The 5th Tokyo Music Competition 2007

Musical Study Experiences

Began learning piano from 3 years of age and cello from 6 years of age
After graduating from Toho Gakuen Music High School graduated in 2013 from the soloist diploma course at the Toho Gakuen College Music Department


Studied cello under Kumazawa Masaki, Inoue Masayo, Mori Hakuro, Tsutsumi Tsuyoshi and chamber music under Mori Hakuro, Harada Koichiro, Iwasaki Ko, Tokunaga Tsugio and Tsutsumi Tsuyoshi

Musical Careers

2002 Silver Prize, Primary School Category, the 2nd Izuminomori Junior Cello Contest
2004 Silver Prize, Middle School Category, the 4th Izuminomori Junior Cello Contest; performed in T.V. Asahi Daimei no nai Ongakukai (Untitled Concert) 21
2005 1st Place and Art Prize, Middle School Strings Category, the 7th Japan Player’s Competition;
3rd Place (no 1st or 2nd awarded), Middle School Strings Category, National, the 15th Japan Classical Music Competition
2006 Studied with Csaba Onczay at Ishikawa Music Academy and received IMA Music Award;
Attended master classes for Schumann’s cello pieces taught by Steven Isserlis
2007 Attended the Aspen Music Festival and School (Colorado, U.S.A.) as a scholarship student and took Richard Aaron's lessons;
2nd Place, String Section, the 5th Tokyo Music Competition
Attended the Music Academy in Miyazaki and awarded as one of the best performers
2007 Performed in the 37th JT's Ensemble Series "Fresh Harmony" produced by Iwasaki Ko
Performed in the chamber music concert as selected members hosted by Toho Gakuen College Music Department
Performed solo in the 13th Miyazaki International Music Festival New Stars Concert
Performed chamber music with Iwasaki Ko in the Nissay Theatre's Concert at the Pilotis
Took master classes from Gary Hoffman and earned a diploma at the Mozarteum University Salzburg Summer Term International Music Academy
1st Place, Strings Category and Embassy of Romania Special Jury Prize, the Romanian International Music Competition (Japan)
2009 Performed in Project Q (educational project hosted by TV MAN UNION in Japan) as a member of a string quartet
Performed Kamimura Ayano Cello Recital hosted by EN
Attended the 14th Miyazaki International Music Festival and performed solo at Isaac Stern Hall
Performed with the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra led by Iimori Taijiro
Performed at the Karuizawa Ohga Hall during the Karuizawa Arts Festival
Attended the 30th Kirishima International Music Festival as a scholarship student and won Kirishima International Music Festival Award
Received scholarship from the Yamaha Music Foundation
Performed in the Morning Concert hosted by the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan


From Baroque to contemporary

Return to List of Winners