Cello virtuoso KRISTINA REIKO COOPER has won worldwide acclaim for her musical diversity, artistry, and charismatic stage presence. Hailed by The New York Times as “sensational in concert” and as a “striking virtuoso” by the Los Angeles Times, Kristina has performed as a soloist and chamber musician on many of the world’s most distinguished stages including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Suntory Hall of Tokyo, and Radio France in Paris.  Her concerto appearances include the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra, and tours with the Tokyo Yomiuri Orchestra and Shanghai Symphony.  Her credits range from having received her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Juilliard School to currently serving as a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Kristina's philanthropic activities include her sitting on the board of The Charney Forum for New Diplomacy and acting as Vice-Chairman of the America Israel Cultural Foundation.


Kristina is also the grand-daughter of the esteemed composer, Tomojiro Ikenouchi, and the great-grandaughter of the great haiku poet,  Kyoshi Takahama.


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