Ole Akahoshi has performed on four continents in recitals and as soloist with orchestras, including the Orchestra of St. Luke's under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center, Korea, Wigmore Hall, London, and Berliner Philharmonie. Winner of numerous competitions including Concertino Praga and Jugend Musiziert, Mr. Akahoshi's performances have been featured on CNN, NPR, the Korean Broadcasting Station, and WQXR. Recipient of the Fellowship Award from Charlotte White's Salon de Virtuosi Philharmonie, he has made recordings for the Albany, New World Records, Composers Recording Inc., Calliope, Bridge, and Naxos Labels. At age eleven Mr. Akahoshi was the youngest student to be accepted by Pierre Fournier. He received his Bachelor's degree from The Juilliard School and his Master's degree from Yale where he studied with Aldo Parisot and an Artist Diploma from Indiana University where he studied with Janos Starker. His other mentors were Wolfgang Boettcher and Georg Donderer. Mr. Akahoshi is the principal cellist of New York's Sejong Soloists and is a long time member of Seiji Ozawa's Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Tokyo Nomori opera. Currently, Mr. Akahoshi is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and has been on the faculty of the Yale University School of Music since 1997.