Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Joana Mallwitz
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.
I would work in veterinary medicine or with an animal protection group.
“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.
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.
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.