Kaoru Oe
*1994 in Japan

2015-2017 Kronberg Academy Bachelor

2017-2018 Kronberg Academy Master

2018-2019 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Christian Tetzlaff
funded by the Gingko-Stipendium


2015 Violin Masterclasses, participant

2015 Kronberg Academy Festival, workshop

2017 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2018 Chamber Music Connects the World, junior

Kaoru Oe


Kaoru Oe was born in Japan in 1994 and had his first violin lessons at the age of five. He studied the violin at the Toho College of Music and at Keio University with Masafumi Hor and Yuzuko Horigome. He also studied politics at the same time.

In his homeland he has been awarded numerous prestigious prizes, including the first prize, the audience prize and five additional special prizes at the 2013 Music Competition of Japan. The same year he won three more first prizes – in the Mozart International Chamber Music Competition, the Yokohama International Music Competition and the Japanese Players’ Competition. In 2019 Kaoru Oe won third prize at the 10th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart.

A glimpse into my world: Kaoru Oe

As a soloist Kaoru Oe has performed with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yokohama Sinfonietta and the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra.
Kaoru Oe plays a Stefan-Peter Greiner violin made in 2002.

He was an active participant in Kronberg Academy’s Violin Masterclasses in 2015 with Mauricio Fuks and was awarded the Ana Chumachenco Prize. In 2015 and 2017 Kaoru Oe participated in Kronberg Academy Festival. Kaoru Oe performed alongside Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis and Sir András Schiff in Chamber Music Connects the World in 2018. From 2015 to 2019 Kaoru Oe studied at Kronberg Academy with Christian Tetzlaff. These studies were funded by the Gingko Stipendium.

Kaoru Oe in concert

Last updated: July 2020