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January 27, 2023

Keila was awarded the 2023 Aoyama Music Foundation Award for upcoming artists! 

“Exceptional concentration, technique that captivates the audience, and strikingly fresh and natural musicality. Everything made me feel the qualities of a large-scale soloist.” (Translated from Japanese)

2022年度 第32回青山音楽新人賞を受賞しました。


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TBSラジオ番組「コシノジュンコ MASACA」に出演しました。ヴァイオリンを始めたきっかけ、コンクールや思い出深いコンサート、父の病気のことなど、日本語でお話しました。

I appeared on Japanese fashion designer Junko Koshino’s radio show  "Masaka".
Japan friends, please take a look!
(In Japanese)
November 18, 2022

雑誌 「音楽の友」12月号 フレッシュ・アーティスト・ファイル に掲載されました。2022年12月2日 京都音楽記念館バロックザール、12月6日 銀座王子ホールにて開催される「若尾圭良ヴァイオリンリサイタル」についてお話しました。

Keila was featured in the magazine "Ongaku no Tomo" December issue Fresh Artist File.
Keila talked about the upcoming "Keila Wakao Violin Recital", which will be held on December 2, 2022 at the Kyoto Music Memorial Baroque Saal, and on December 6, 2022 at the Ginza Oji Hall.

Legendary composer, John Williams congratulates Keila for her success in the Menuhin Competition!

Thank you Mr. Williams for this beautiful video! (2021) 

Permission was directly given by Mr. Williams to share this with the public.

News: Text

June 18, 2021

The first notes that she started playing captured my heart. She’s very mature and has such vulnerability and is not afraid of revealing that, and you can feel that personal connection, that charisma. I think that is something special. She is not just a great violinist, but a real young artist.” - The Boston Globe

(Angelo Xiang Yu) 

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