Kaori Uno-Jack

YAS Faculty

Education: Professional Certificate, M.M., CU Boulder
Currently Teaching:

Bassoonist Kaori Uno-Jack has performed nationally and internationally as both soloist and chamber musician, earning many awards and much recognition including the Honor Competition at the University of Colorado (2004 and 2007), fifth of 137 bassoonists at the 24th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition in 2007, and a finalist in the Tsuyama Japan International Double Reed Competition in 2003. Kaori was a member of the Arundo Winds, the award-winning graduate woodwind quintet at the University of Colorado, from 2004-2008. While she was a member, Arundo won first prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition and a silver medal in the wind division of the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In 2008 the Arundo Winds was a semifinalist of “Le Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon” in France. Also, they participated outreach programs at Venezuela in 2006. In the summer of 2008, former Arundo members formed the “Antero Winds” as a professional woodwind quintet based in Boulder, CO. Kaori participated in the National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and School, Kyoto International Music Student Festival, and the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra. As a member of the Japanese Double Reed Society bassoon ensemble, she performed at the conference of the 2001 International Double Reed Society in West Virginia. Kaori has also performed in a bassoon octet at the fifth Tokyo Double Reed Festival in 2002. She received her Professional Certificate in Bassoon Performance and Master of Music degree at University of Colorado at Boulder, and graduated from the Aichi Prefecture University of Fine Arts and Music in Japan as one of four outstanding graduating seniors in the class of 2003. Her principal teachers include Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, Ryohei Nakagawa, Yoshiaki Aotani and Yoshiyuki Nakanishi. Kaori is the instructor of bassoon at the University of Wyoming. She has been the bassoon instructor at Rocky Ridge Music Center since 2009. She is a member of the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Boulder Chamber Orchestra and freelances with many Colorado orchestras.