biographies

Ayako Kaisho

Was born in Osaka, Japan.

First guitar lessons at the age of four with Hideaki Kimura, Noriyuki Masuda and Tomonori Arai.

Since 2014 Concert studies by Prof. Ahmed Noor-Baluch and Prof. Alvaro Pierri at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Winner of three 1st Prizes at the National Guitar Competition in Japan (2006, 2007 and 2008).
Winner of the 1st Prize and Grand Prix at the Guitar Competition "Daisuki Minna Atsumare" 2009.
Winner of the 2nd Prize at the Nagoya Guitar Competition 2013.

Member of Gitarrissima since 2014.