Nana Hayashi graduated from the Kyoto Municipal Kyoto Horikawa Senior High School of Music and the Department of Instrumental Music of the Faculty of Music at the Tokyo University of the Arts. She was a prize-winner at the 7th Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and in 2002 she received the Tateshina Award at the Tateshina Music Festival. For three years from 2008, she was a concertmaster and soloist with a chamber orchestra at an opera house in Como, Italy. She has been a member of the Saito Kinen Orchestra every year since 2011. She is a founding member of the Kansai String Quartet, performing actively since 2012, including performances of the Beethoven quartet cycle. In 2016, the quartet’s first album “Glazunov & Borodin” was released on Nami Records. They have performed on TV and radio programs such as “Classical Club” on NHK-BS and “Best of Classic” on NHK-FM. Hayashi has been concertmaster of the Osaka Symphony Orchestra since 2005. She received the Encouragement Award at the 48th Osaka Cultural Festival Award in 2014 and the Sakuya Konohana Award in 2015. She was a member of the PMF Academy for two years in a row (2000 and 2001) and of the PMF Anniversary Orchestra in 2009. This year she returns to serve as a PMF Section Leader.

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