Master of Music Violin Performance at Rice University, 2014-2016
Bachelor or Music Violin Performance at Rice University, 2012- 2014
Bachelor or Music Violin Performance at Cleveland Institute of Music, 2010-2012
A native of Japan, Kaori Matsui completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Shepherd School of Music under Paul Kantor. An avid orchestral musician, she has won the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen fellowship, toured Japan with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, and appeared at Carnegie Hall with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra and New York String Orchestra Seminar Orchestra. An enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, she has participated in various world premiers, including the American stage premier of Philip Glass’ Kepler at the Spoleto Festival USA.
As a pedagogue, Kaori is a former chamber music faculty member in the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at the Shepherd School of Music. She maintains a private violin studio in the Heights.