Noriko Kishi holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music, a M.M. from the New England Conservatory and has studied at Rutgers University. Her principal teachers were Irene Sharp, Robert Sylvester and Bernard Greenhouse. A native of San Francisco, Ms. Kishi returned to the Bay Area after a residency with the New World Symphony, where she served as co-principal cellist. She has been a member of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Alternate Currents Performance Ensemble, the Sacramento Chamber Orchestra, Sacramento Symphony and the Spoleto Opera Orchestra in South Carolina and Italy. In the past six years, she has performed with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Music in the Mountains Chamber Orchestra, Desert Foothills Chamber Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, San Jose Symphony, Trio Del Sol, Sonus Imaginorem, Clavion Quartet, and completed a recording for Warner Brothers with the Stratos Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Kishi has also been giving solo and duo recitals in L.A. and the Bay Area for the last four years. She currently teaches privately and at the School of the Arts in San Francisco, and is on the faculty at the San Francisco Community Music Center. She also coaches chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Prep. Dept.

[from program for November 8, 2000 concert]