Ken Aiso is internationally recognized as one of today’s most musical and versatile violinists. His playing is praised not only for his singularly beautiful tone, but also for the unique atmosphere of intimacy he evokes as he draws in his audiences.
As recitalist and chamber musician, Ken has performed widely in Europe, the US and Japan with appearances at prestigious concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. In 2003 he was honoured to appear before the Emperor and Empress of Japan. In recent years, performing and teaching have also taken him to Georgia, Bolivia and Kazakhstan.
Ken has been invited to renowned music festivals in Europe, India and Bolivia, and has been a faculty member at Montecito Summer Music Festival in Southern California since 2008. He is active in period instrument performance, and is a member of Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and has regularly appeared with Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra in all major concert venues in Europe and USA. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2005.
Ken is currently an Applied Faculty of Violin/Viola and the Director of String Ensemble at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and an Adjunct Faculty at La Sierra University in Riverside. He has co-founded Soundness Festival which brings awareness of classical music as healing medium, working with vibration in music meditation and improvisation workshops. His work includes music at hospitals and institutions for special needs children.