Akari Yamagishi Conductor, Player and Teacher of music.

Born in Tokyo, Akari Yamagishi began learning piano and violin at her early age. While majoring in piano at Kunitachi College of Music, she did activities as a member of choir “ANGELICA” conducted by Ko Matsushita.

Yamagishi moved to Finland and studied piano with Erik T. Tawaststjerna, a professor at Sibelius Academy, in 2010. She attended conducting classes at Sibelius Academy and joined the Polytech Orchestra as a viola player.

After returning to Japan, Yamagishi started her career as a music teacher at high school in 2012. She conducted students’ wind orchestra and helped them to win Bronzes at the Brass Band Competitions in Tokyo. Meanwhile, she joined a string ensemble group as a viola player and a pianist. The group participated in the Ensemble Contest 2012 in Tokyo and won the Grand Prize and won Bronze the Chamber Music Competition 2015 sponsored by All Japan Art Association.

She started to study conducting with Kenichi Osawa in 2013. In 2016 she participated in masterclass by Tatsuya Shimono in Tokyo and studied with Lior Shambadal in Genazzano and in Berlin in 2017. She conducted Worldship orchestra in Indonesia and in Osaka. In 2018, she conducted the joint orchestra of Manila Symphony Orchestra and Worldship orchestra in Philippines.

In 2017 she moved to Italy to study conducting. She studied with Gilberto Serembe, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli and Pier Carlo Orizio for the Bachelor course, and graduated at Conservatorio di Brescia in 2021. She completed her academic courses in Italy with a Master degree in conducting at Conservatorio di Parma in 2023, studying with Pietro Veneri.