Ken Hamao

Preceptor, Parker Quartet
Music Building Room A

Described by the New York Times as having “especially eloquent playing,” Ken Hamao is a dynamic musician renowned for his sensitive interpretation. He performs on the viola in addition to the violin, and is an avid proponent of contemporary music.

Recent highlights include tours of Australia, Brazil, Colombia, and New Zealand with the Ensō String Quartet and appearances as a soloist on concertos by Giya Kancheli, Kurt Rohde, and Tan Dun, the latter of which with the composer at the podium.