Kana Omori completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Osaka College of Music. Additionally, Ms. Omori completed a graduate degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, Germany in the class of Prof. Dr. Peter Sadlo.
She has been awarded several prizes, including the First Prize at the International Music Competition in Kobe, Japan in 2006 and the First Prize and Absolute Prize at the International Percussion Competition in Italy, in 2010, where she was also awarded a special prize from jury member N. J. Zivkovic.
In 2011 she was awarded the Cultural Prize of the city of Kyoto.
Ms. Omori has performed as a marimba soloist with many orchestras throughout Japan and has appeared on several Japanese television and radio broadcasts. She has given recitals in several countries including Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and USA.
She also gave solo concerts and clinics at several Universities in USA Switzerland and Japan. She was a member of jury for the final round of The Japan Classical Music Competition.
Ms. Omori has released three solo marimba albums, Je Te Veux, Cappriccio Grazioso and Siguiriya Gitana.
She has also published a book of her arrangements for marimba, Masterpieces of Classical Music on Marimba Vol. 1 and a collection of essays Meine Trume (My Dreams) .
Ms. Omori endorses Korogi Musical Instruments, Encore Mallets Inc, and Fall Creek Marimbas, Inc.
Fall Creek Marimbas has designed a new glockenspiel model named after Kana Omori – the KANA Glock.
Now, Encore Mallets Inc. is launching a Kana Omori Signature Mallets Series.
Kana Omori Official Web Site: http://kana-mallets.com