Ayano Kamei

Associate Solo-Viola
Ayano Kamei
  • born in Nagoya (Japan)
  • Member of the orchestra since 2019
  • Chamber music at the Konzerthaus Berlin: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester

Ayano Kamei studied violin at Toho Gakuen College and switched to viola in her fourth year of study. The prize-winner of several national competitions, she has played as a soloist with various Japanese orchestras, including under the direction of Seiji Ozawa. As a chamber musician, she has performed with the International Sejong Soloists (NY), at the Aspen and Affinis Music Festivals and at the Dresden Music Festival. Before joining the Konzerthausorchester, she was a member of the SWR Symphony Orchestra from 2011.


What would you be doing if you hadn’t become a musician?

I would work in veterinary medicine or with an animal protection group.

Which concert with the Konzerthausorchester was a special emotional experience for you?

“Also sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss with Iván Fischer in January 2020. All the rehearsals and concerts were incredible and exciting – it was a wonderful, unforgettable time for me.

Which composer inspires you the most?

Shostakovich – the pain in his pieces hits me every time, I feel it. All of his works have a lot to say to us as people, I think.

Which favourite place in Berlin do you recommend when you have visitors?

The Konzerthaus Berlin on Gendarmenmarkt! I don’t know of a more beautiful concert hall, plus it’s built on a wonderful square. It really gives me great pleasure to play there.


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