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Kanon Kobayashi was born in Tokyo in 1997.  At the age of 6, she started playing the violin. In 2013 she graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music School for Children as the top student and entered the Soloist Diploma Course at Toho Gakuen. She has been studying with Prof. Akiko Tatsumi, Ms. Akiko Tanaka, Ms. Mami Teshigawara, and Mr. Naoto Sakiya.


Kanon has been honored with numerous awards in various international competitions, including Special Prize at the Il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition in Italy in 2007, 

and the 2nd prize at the 6th  International Louis Spohr Competition held at Germany Weimar in 2010.

She also won the 1st Prize at the 63rdAll Japan Student Music Competition in Tokyo, and the highest Prize at the 19thJapan Classic Music Competition in 2009. 

She was one of the semi-finalists at the Menuhin Competition held in Beijing in 2012. 

In 2017 she won the third prize at the 18th Osaka International Music Competition Recital Division. In 2018 she won the third prize at the International Grumiaux Competition held in Brussels. 

She has performed in many musical events including concerts in Stuttgart Germany, and at Carnegie Hall in the USA twice in 2010 and 2019. 

She has held many solo recitals in Japan, both in Osaka and Tokyo. She’s also actively engaged in charity activities, such as playing in hospitals and nursing homes and holding charity concerts supporting people suffering from difficult illnesses. 

She graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 2022 and now she is working as a medical doctor.

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