A native of Japan,
Shiori holds a Master’s Degree in Solo Clarinet Performance
from McGill University, a Bachelor of Music Degree from Brandon
University, and a Music Performance Diploma from Cambrian College
as clarinet major and piano minor. In addition, Shiori also
holds RCM certificates in clarinet and piano.
As a clarinettist, she has performed as a soloist, a chamber
musician, and in large ensembles throughout Canada, the United
States, and Japan. Shiori is an alumnus of the McGill Wind
Symphony, Brandon University Orchestra and Symphonic Band,
the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, and the North Bay Symphony
Orchestra. She is also a founding member of the well-established
Ricordanza Trio, a professional chamber group that performs
at the Ricordanza Chamber Music Festival in Victoria, BC.
Many of her performances with large ensembles over the years
have been recorded and broadcasted on CBC radio.
Shiori has many years of teaching experiences in clarinet,
piano and music theory to student of all ages. She also have
many years of experiences as a band clinician, where she visited
public schools on a regular basis to assist and help individuals
with their struggles and to introduce the joy of playing woodwind
instruments. She continues to enjoy teaching music by taking
an individualistic approach for each student to help cultivate
and express the love of music by building a solid understanding
of music theory, and the fundamental techniques of playing
clarinet, saxophones, flute or piano.