Kaoli ONO is a french-japanese pianist. She performs regularly in both France and Japan, as a soloist, an accompanist and in vocal or instrumental chamber groups. She as given recitals at major venues in Europe and Japan including Théâtre de l’Ouest Parisien, La Seine Musicale, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Saint Martin in the Fields in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo… In 2012 she plays Stravinsky’s concerto with the orchestre d’harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix, and in 2014 the 1st concerto from Bartok with the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatoire’s orchestra. In 2018-2019 she integrates the Académie Jaroussky where she follows the masterclasses with David Kadouch at the Seine Musicale.
Kaoli is deeply interested in contemporary music ; she won prizes in both the “Brind’herbe” competition in 2009 and a competition in 2013 devoted to music from the last 100 years. In 2008 she won second prize in the Leopold Bellan competition and first prize in the 11th edition of theNational Young Talent Competition. In 2007 she came second in the Lempdes Competition and was awarded the Jury Prize.
From 2009 to 2012 she studied with Marie-Paule Siruguet, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in piano at the Paris-Boulogne Conservatory (PSPBB). From 2012 to 2017 she studied at Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in Erika GUIOMAR’s repetiteur’s class, and obtained a Master Degree Diploma. She currently teaches piano and piano accompaniment at Amiens Conservatoire.
After obtaining a diploma of harmony at the Paris Conservatoire, she turned her hand to composition. She is particularly interested by the voice and is the author of works for solo voice to choir. In 2018, she writes Pandore for choir a capella with the French composer Fabien Waksman on a text from the artist Niki de Saint-Phalle, tribute to the Human Rights Declaration. Inspired by Japanese myths, she also wrote Five Wakas for voice and piano on poems from Ono no Komachi, and Yomi, for piano, dedicated to Maroussia Gentet.