Kaori joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2006. Previously she was a section first violinist with the Honolulu Symphony. She has performed and toured with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the New York Symphonic Ensemble, with whom she has appeared as a soloist in major cities in Japan.
Kaori has been a frequent performer with Voices of Change in Dallas and also performed in several ensemble groups, including the Fine Arts Chamber Players. She has appeared in Nasher Sculpture Center, Carnegie Hall, United Nations, Chalet de Lacroix in Switzerland, various venues in Hawaii, and in Casals Hall in Tokyo.
Kaori has participated in many music festivals, including the Caramoor Music Festival, OK Mozart Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Holland Music Session and Aspen Music Festival. A native of Japan, Kaori earned her bachelor’s degree from the Toho Gakuen School of MusicĀ and received both master’s and artist diploma degrees from Yale University. She has studied with Koichiro Harada, Erick Friedman, members of the Tokyo Quartet, David Arben and Yoko Takebe.