Ayako Kaisho

Was born in Osaka, Japan

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

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

Winner of three first prizes at the National guitar competition in Japan (2006, 2007, 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)