Born in Tokyo, Japan. Kaeko Mukoyama studied violoncello under Keiko Matsunami, Yasushi Horie, Hakuro Mouri and Reine Flachot. She won the 1st prize in the 54th Japan Music Competition in 1985. In 1990, she studied under David Geringas at the Lubeck National Music University and won the 1st prize in the 10th Gaspar Cassado International Cello Competition in Florence. She was highly commended when she performed with NHK Symphony Orchestra in 1992.
She has been performing with world's top artists and orchestras such as Janos Starker, David Geringas, Issac Stern, Josef Suk, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. Also she has been engaged in myriad of activities including recitals, concert planner, and in 1998 she hosted one of the most popular radio shows, for NHK-FM radio.
Her highly acclaimed recordings on 5 CD albums are released from SONY Music Japan International. Also, CD of Shin-ichiro Ikebe's cello concerto and Akira Miyoshi’s cello concerto are released from CAMERATA-Tokyo.
She is serving as the docent of Tokyo University of the Arts, and the Principal cellist of the NHK Symphony Orchestra up to now. And, she is a white hope as representative virtuoso cellist of Japan for further success.
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