Born in Tokyo, Japan. Kaeko Mukoyama studied violoncello under Keiko Matsunami, Yasushi Horie, Reine Flachot and Hakuro Mori. She won First Prize in the 54th Music Competition of Japan in 1985. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, Mukoyama studied under David Geringas at the Lubeck National Music University in 1990 and won First Prize in the 10th Gaspar Cassado International Cello Competition in Florence in the same year. In FY1987 she received the Jury Encouragement Prize at the Arion Award. Mukoyama won the 2nd Idemitsu Award in 1992.
Mukoyama's activities that have drawn attention include the "Kaeko Mukoyama and the Cello World" series at Casals Hall, a series of recitals at Tokyo Opera City, participations in various music festivals, acting as planner of JT Art Hall Chamber Music Series, producing the Cello Collection project at Hakuju Hall, and performances as a member of the Halley String Quartet.
She has been performing with world's top artists such as János Starker, David Gilevich Geringas, Isaac Stern, Ivry Gitlis, and Martha Argerich and orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Mito Chamber Orchestra, etc. Also Mukoyama has been engaged in a myriad of activities including recitals, chamber music concerts, and in 1998 she hosted one of the most popular radio shows for NHK-FM. Mukoyama appeared many times on NHK-FM programs, acting as MC for a special program or performing live upon request of listeners. Recently her performances at concerts have been televised as well. From 2013 to 2017, she served as the principal cellist for the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Her highly acclaimed recordings on five CD albums including Bach "Suites for Violoncello Solo BWV1007-1012" have been released by SONY Music Japan International. Her recordings have been used for theme music for NHK special programs and dramas, and TV commercials. Also, the CDs of Shin-ichiro Ikebe's cello concerto and Akira Miyoshi's cello concerto are available from CAMERATA-Tokyo. Her chamber music recordings have been released by Nippon Columbia and Nippon Acoustic Records. In May 2013, a live recording of the concert planned by her "Miracle Cello Ensemble - Juuni Nin No Cellist -" was released from EXTON.
Currently Mukoyama serves as an assistant professor at Kyoto City University of Arts. She is a white hope for further success as a representative virtuoso cellist of Japan.

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