Aiki Mori-von Schnitzler - Cellist -
Aiki won the first prize and the grand prix in "Classic music, Japan competition" as the youngest cellist in the competition's history. Likewise in “Stars for tomorrow competition” (Japan) she won the highest prize as the youngest cellist. After her successes at competitions, Aiki was invited as a young talented cellist to perform in Ohji hall(Tokyo).
Aiki was born in Japan in 1988. She started to play piano at the age of 6. At the age of 8, she decided to play cello, and had her first cello lesson with Hakuro Mohri. At the age of 15, she has been already accepted to Frans Helmerson’s class in "Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln”(Germany). There she studied chamber music with Anthony Spiri, Harald Schoneweg, Rainer Moog, Richard Gwilt, and Pavel Gililov. She also studied with Alexander Rudin, Wolfgang Boettcher, Young-Chang Cho, Philippe Muller in master classes.
Aiki enjoys playing chamber music. She was invited to a retirement concert from York Hoeller in Germany and invited to play with a member of the NHK symphony orchestra in Japan. Moreover, she appears in a sister's duo with the pianist Asa Mori.
In 2009, Aiki graduated from “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln”(Germany). After her graduation, she has got further musical influence with a Russian cellist Karine Georgian and a french cellist Roland Pidoux. Her international concert carrier took places in Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, England, Poland, Ukraine and Russia.
As a soloist, Aiki has performed with orchestras, such as “Chernigov Philharmonic Orchestra”(Ukraine), “Kaluga Chamber Orchestra”(Russia), and played “Swan (Saint-saens)” with “Ensemble of Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex”(England) at St George's international Concert Venue for their 15th Anniversary Concert in 2011.