Kaori Otake has given solo recitals and concerto performances around the world. She has сcollaborated with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra,the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, performed at the EXPO in Vancouver and solo recitals in Osaka, Fukui, Chiba, Tokyo, and Sapporo. She was invited as a guest performer at the Carnegie Hall in New York in a harp duo with her sister, Miya Otake, and appeared in several television programs.
Winner of the International Harp Contest, Kaori Otake has won numerous competitions including 1st prize of the Japan International Harp Competition. She was the winner of the Indiana University Harp Concerto Competition. She was also awarded the Marilyn Costello Memorial Prize in the USA International Harp Competition.
She has graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana under Susann McDonald, the Juilliard School in New York under Nancy Allen, and the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia under Marilyn Costello. In earlier years, she studied at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Victoria Conservatory under Taka Kling where she received many prizes and awards from the Conservatory and various music festivals.
Kaori Otake was a member of the Host Committee for the World Harp Congress in Vancouver, Canada and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Harp Congress representing Canada and Japan.
Information for March 2019