Riko Kobayashi

I was taught recorder from Professor Nobuo Nishiokasince 10 years old.

Began lecturer with the development of ocarina classes in 1996.

Performrecorder and ocarina performances all over Kansai.

In recent years, the scope of activities has been extended to the Kanto and Tohoku areas.

October 2004 "Solo recital" held at the Phoenix Hall in Osaka.

2003 Budrio of Italy "Ocarina 150th Anniversary Festival", 2004,2005,2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 Participated in the "Ocarina Festival" of the same place. Participated "Ocarina Festival" of Austrian Burdenz in 2008.

The second solo recital was held at the Phoenix Hall in Osaka in May 2006.

September 2006 1st CD "RICONOSCENZA" produced and released.

November 2008 "Ocarina Duo Concert" held at Hyogo Prefectural Arts Center Hall.

July 2009 Ocarina duo "Sognatrice" album "A la cult" produced and released.  August and September 2009 the concerts by Ocarina Duo held in Osaka, Shiga, Nagoya, Tokyo and Fukushima.

April 2010 Concert at Ocarina Duo in Taiwan.

2010, 2011, 2012, June 2013 Guest performance at the Yokohama Keihin Ocarina Festival.

Launched the Japan Ocarina Competition from 2014 in order to improvement Ocarina in Japan.

In 2016, we succeeded in music exchange between young people in Japan and Italy.

Judge of the Italian international music competition “Concorso Internazionale Musicale Citta di Pesaro” in 2017,2018 and 2020.

April 2019 invited and played ocarina in Central Asia (Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan)

Lecturer at NHK Cultural Center Kobe.  Presiding over music school "Sound Lina".