Meet Japanese cellist Asako Kanazawa. She tells us about herself and about the Japanese piece Bunraku for cello solo that she performed on her Session for Young Classicals. Not only is Asako drawn to expressing her inner world trough music, but also through other forms of art like poetry.

Get-To-Know: Asako Kanazawa
Instrument: Cello

Asako Kanazawa
Started her cello lessons at the age of six from prof. Takeichiro Hirai, one of the pupils of Pablo Casals. Besides the cello, she studied Art and Musicology in International Christian University in Japan and received Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Musicology). She attended cello master course of prof. Miklos Perenyi and decided to study the cello at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest in 2007 and then she transferred to Norwegian Academy of Music in Norway and graduated in 2011(Bachelor of cello). She moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands and graduated in Conservatoire van Amsterdam in 2013. She has been a student of prof. Dmitri Ferschtman. Further she graduated master program in Utrecht Conservatoire as cello performance and piano trio performance in 2015 (Master of cello). She was invited to play Haydn Cello Concerto and Dvorak Cello Concerto as a solist with Alphons Diepenbrock Orchestra. She played several chamber music concerts in concert hall, church, museum, library, hospital and elderly houses. In addition, she played in some films in the Netherlands and one of the movies won Gouden Kalf prize and Brussels European film prize in 2015. She played charity concert in aid of British Red Cross in London in 2016.