"Kaori Yamagami convinced with a divers richness of sound, temper and creativeness, as if playing the cello, which she began at the age of three, has already become second nature to her."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Born in Japan, educated at the renowned Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia and the New England Conservatory, Boston, the young cellist Kaori Yamagami belongs to the international up-and-coming cello élite.
She won numerous international competitions and already gave concerts with prestigious orchestras, such as the Philadelphia Orchestra or the L´Orchestre de Paris, and with chamber music partners, like Gidon Kremer or Yuri Bashmet. Also, she has already been invited to festivals, such as the Kronberg Cello Festival or the Verbier Festival.
In June 2010 she was admitted to the funding programme of the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation.
Kaori Yamagami plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1682, which is provided by a private donor.