Ayumi Ohishi has been playing the violin since age 5; she found her inspiration in a cartoon princess, Sailor Neptune, who plays the violin. A native of Japan, Ayumi was primarily instructed by Yae Nishikawa and Masayuki Kino, the concertmaster of the Japan Philharmonic.
Ayumi attended Interlochen Summer Camp from 2006-2008. She obtained the position of concertmaster while studying violin soloist performance, chamber and orchestral music.
She earned a Bachelor’s of Music in violin performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She studied with Marilyn McDonald privately, and with Gregory Fulkerson as her primary chamber coach. She obtained her Master’s of Music in violin performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, studying with Won-bin Yim, Piotr Milewski, and Ariel String Quartet.
Ayumi performed alongside: the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. She has performed at venues both large and small including Carnegie Hall. Ayumi has soloist expertise and experience ranging from baroque to contemporary. She also jammed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and is excited to play with the Omaha Symphony.
Ayumi has also received training and certification in Suzuki Book 1 - Book 3 and is excited to extend her knowledge and expertise at the Omaha Conservatory Music.