Kaoru Kondo

Principal Guest Concertmaster

Kaoru Kondo received Acanthus Music Award (the award given to the top grade students) when he graduated from Tokyo University of Arts, and he continue to study and graduated from the Graduate school of Tokyo University of Arts to receive master’s degree. He performed with various orchestra as a concertmaster as he was still in the school, while he also participated in the summer camp of the Vienna Music Academy to receive master class lessons from Alban Berg Quartet, Amadeus Quartet, Hagen Quartet in order to acquire the higher level of skills and methods for chamber music.

In recent years, he works in various fields and activities, as he served the concertmaster in Tokyo Scholars Ensemble, music advisor of “the World of Toru Takemitsu”. He also plays wide range of music pieces from Baroque music to Contemporary music.He also works in the field of music education of the next generation musicians, as he participates in Lanciano Music Festival in Italy by the invitation of the chief cellist of L’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Luigi Piovano,From 2004 to 2010, He served as the 1st violin Vorspieler of Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. From June 2011, he is the acting concertmaster of The Kyushu Symphony Orchestra.

Concertmaster Tomio Kondo at the time of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra foundation is his grandfather, and he grows up into the family line of a musician called a violinist over three generations.