Born in Japan, a student of Professor Alan Chow of Northwestern University, he previously studied with Kelli Stephens in Portland Oregon. He is a member of the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago, a pre-college for talented young musicians. He will be studying at Eastman School of Music in the Fall. He lists his parents as the people he looks up to most because of their continuous support. Inspired most by his own failures, he is also inspired by his fellow musicians, teachers, and professional musicians. He strives to become a world-class musician. In his spare time, Kai enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, basketball, and attending concerts.
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Chopin: Piano Sonata #2 in Bb minor, Op.35 by Chopin
I. Grave-Doppio movimento
Liszt: Ballade No.2
Barber: Piano Sonata, Op. 26
III. Adagio mesto
IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito