Japanese violinist and Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate (2018) Ayane Okabe performs at Carnegie Hall for the first time. Ms. Okabe has won multiple domestic competitions and has performed at several European academy concerts. Pianist Waka Yamada is also a graduate from Tokyo University of the Arts. She has attended a number of international academies in Europe. Ayane Okabe and Waka Yamada have performed numerous concerts as a duo across Japan.