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Nahoko Kinoshita

Nahoko Kinoshita started playing oboe at the age of 15. Since she was 3 years old, she studied piano, violin, clarinet, percussion, singing and composition. The sound of the oboe attracted Nahoko intensively and she fell in love with this challenging instrument. At the age of 18 she won the second prize as well as the best performance prize of audience choice in two solo competitions in Osaka. In 2005 she won the first prize with chamber music in Tchokohai, a chamber music competition in Japan. A year later she went to Paris to continue her oboe study at Conservatoire National de Regional de Paris with Jean Louis Capezzali.

In 2008, she moved to Lausanne in Switzerland and started her professional orchestra playing career in orchestras such as Bern Symphony Orchestra, Biel-Bienne Symphony Orchestra and Lausanne Sinfonietta.

She was also active in contemporary music performance and participated in Geneva international contemporary music festival (Festival Archipel) during her study at Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.

Later, in 2012, she won the position of principal oboe with Jyväskylä Sinfonia. Since then, Nahoko has been performing with orchestras and chamber music ensembles around Finland. In addition to this she continues her performances around other European countries and Japan. She enjoys giving masterclass, lectures and coaching chamber music. She is also a wind band coach for local young school students every summer in Japan.

Nahoko also started to play early music instruments in 2019. She is currently studying baroque oboe, classical oboe with Christopher Palameta and baroque recorder with Jari Puhakka at Sibelius Academy. Nahoko is developing her career as baroque oboist – recently she performed Bach’s cantatas with Gabrieli Consort in London and Spain. As a hobby she enjoys playing medieval instruments such as bladder pipes and shawms.

Photo: Jonte Knif
Photo: Jonte Knif
16.8.2024 20:00 Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach

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