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Keila Wakao


1st prize winner of the 2021 Menuhin International Violin Competition

1st prize winner of the 2021 Stulburg International String Competition 

2023 Aoyama Music Foundation Award for upcoming artists

2023 Salon De Virtuosi Career Grant

Born in 2006, 17 year old violinist Keila Wakao is from Boston, MA and began playing the violin at the age of 3. At age 6, the late Mr. Joseph Silverstein accepted Keila as a student. Currently, she is a high school student at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and studies with Donald Weilerstein and Soovin Kim at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Keila has also been receiving Kyoko Takezawa's private instruction in Japan.

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