October, 2023; February, 2024

Kae Nakano


Born in Tokyo, Kae Nakano studied violin, chamber music and orchestra at the Toho Gakuen School of Music. She joined the 14th Music Festival Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu, Pacific Music Festival, Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku (Opera project) XII, Saito Kinen Orchestra (Music Festival), and played with Martha Argerich, Vadim Repin, Seiji Ozawa, members of the Viena Philharmonic, Cleaveland Orchestra, and others. She also won the 3rd place in the “Romania International Music Competition” when she was a college student, and performed concerts for the Embassy of Romania. Ms. Nakano received the President’s Award when she enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music, and additional awards for academic and artistic achievements. She studies with Mr. Koichiro Harada and Ms. Patinka Kopec. Ms. Nakano won the Lilian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Series Competition and Ruth Widder String Quartet Award. Her clarinet trio was selected for the CMS master class with Anthony McGill, and playing with Wolfram Koessel and MSM students. She studied chamber music with David Geber, Samuel Rohdes, Wolfram Koessel, and Alan R. Kay. Ms. Nakano attended the Music Academy of the West and was selected by the Takacs quartet for the festival’s string quartet seminar. She has been concert mistress of several orchestras and has performed concerts at the Korean Embassy in NY. She has also been a section violinist of the Albany Symphony and the Berkshire Opera Festival.