Kyoka Jansen, from the city of Chicago, is eight years old. She started her violin studies at age five with Ms. Christie Keiko Abe Earl. Kyoka has continued to show her love and passion for violin and music since her younger age. She is greatly influenced by her favorite world-famous violinist, Midori Goto. Kyoka has been a member of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2021 and has served as a concertmaster. She recently won third place in the 2022 Illinois Music Association Competition. Aside from music, she loves to swim, play tennis, and watch Ghibli movies.