About Naoya Kanai

Cellist Naoya Kanai is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University, where he studied with Christopher Costanza and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and a M.M. from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Fred Sherry. An alumnus of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Naoya has performed in Banff, Aspen, Orford, and Takefu, as well as at the New York String Orchestra Seminar. In addition to performing throughout Northern California, he works at Airbnb as a data scientist.