Japan | https://www.gloriomusic.com
In just a few short years, 17-year-old ukulele prodigy, RIO, has shown great promise with his musical skills and abilities.
Having performed at music festivals throughout Asia, RIO has also performed in notable U.S.A. venues as far away as New York City and Honolulu; capturing 1st place at Amateur Night at Apollo Theater in New York City,
RIO has also garnered first place accolades at Duke’s Ukulele Contest and at the Royal Hawaiian Annual International Ukulele Contest. His interest in different music has subsequently led him towards receiving an Award of Excellence at the Diner’s Club Social Jazz Session 2013-14. Additionally, thanks to opportunities for the performances at TEDxYouth@Tokyo 2013, TEDxTokyo Teachers Conference 2014, and TEDxTokyo 2014, RIO is no longer a stranger to TEDx conferences. Among his other accomplishments, RIO released his first full album “I~around~” in 2015, filled with RIO Music along with original songs and it was nominated for the “39th Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards” in 2016 as an International Album of the Year category.
He is now an endorsed artist with Kamaka.