Kayo Ishimaru Adjunct Instructor, Harp

  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7370

​Ms. Ishimaru attended the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris where she graduated with the Premier Prix in 1983. During the summer months, Kayo performs with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. She has performed with all of the major orchestras in Japan including the NHK Symphony, the Japan Philharmonic and the Tokyo Philharmonic. She has appeared in numerous television and radio programs, and has made recordings in both the United States and Japan. In August 2005, she was invited to play memorial concerts in Japan for the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Kayo is an advocate of chamber music and has an extensive collection of arrangements for two harps. She is currently a member of the St. Johns Chamber Players.