Chihiro Kakishima


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2023 Festival Fellows

Eastman School of Music
Home town: Ann Arbor, MI

Chihiro Kakishima, violinist, is a young and gifted performer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Currently residing in Rochester, New York, Chihiro is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music.

Musical highlights in Michigan include concerto appearances with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in Hill Auditorium and the Michigan Pops Orchestra. As an avid chamber musician, Chihiro has been awarded the Peter Salaff Prize in Chamber Music and has been fortunate to collaborate with outstanding faculty from both the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music.

As an enthusiastic teacher, Chihiro has given lecture recitals at University of South Florida and teaches in various settings including the Eastman Community Music School, the University of Rochester as chamber coach and secondary lesson teacher, and her private studio.