Kaori Shioda, Cello
Second-prize winner of the Yokohama International Music Competition 2013, Japanese cellist, Kaori Shioda started her cello studies at age nine. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Toho Gakuen School of Music.
Kaori was a fellow of the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project of 2014. She has studied with the Leipzig Quartet at the 14th TAMA Music Forum Chamber Music Seminar. She has spent her summers at the Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy and Festival and the Montecito International Music Festival.
Principal cello studies have been with Michiko Sato, Yoko Ara, and Hideki Kitamoto. She has studied chamber music with Hideki Kitamoto, Kazuoki Fujii, Ko Iwasaki, and Seiji Kageyama.