Kenichi Kiyama has been playing violin for 10 years. He started the violin in 4th grade with the Capistrano District Music program. He started taking lessons from Mrs. Yang Li Bartolotti at age 10 and continued to study with her all through high school. He attended OCSA for 2 years in their advanced instrumental studies during his intermediate schooling. He then attended Aliso Niguel High School where he was concertmaster in their orchestra program for 4 years. Kenichi won several competitions including the MTAC Concerto Competition, Saddleback Concerto Competition, and the SCP Young Artists Competition. He has performed in various youth ensembles including the Pacific Santiago Strings, Prelude Chamber Orchestra, and the Capistrano District Honor Orchestra. He freelanced professionally with Dana Point Symphony Orchestra in their 2015 and 2016 concert season. Kenichi is currently attending California State University, Long Beach for a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance under the direction of Henry Gronnier, professor of violin and chamber music at Colburn School.