Internationally acclaimed violinist Ken Aiso has performed worldwide as solo, chamber and orchestral musician. Mr. Aiso graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Erich Gruenberg. He has been invited to renowned music festivals in the UK, France, Sweden, Switzerland, India, Bolivia, Kazakhstan and Georgia. Equally at home with modern and period instruments, Mr. Aiso has appeared as principal violinist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the London Philharmonic and the Tokyo Symphony. He is a laureate of the Long-Thibaud International Competition (Paris) and the International Music Competition of Japan. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and received the Shimousa Kan-ichi Music Award. He was born in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Aiso currently serves as Professor of Violin and Viola/Director of String Ensemble at Loyola Marymount University, Violin and Viola Faculty at La Sierra University and Viola and Chamber Music Faculty at Biola University. His belief in sound as healing medium has led him to extend his outreach into many hospitals, schools, senior residences and institutions for children with special needs.