FREATURE FRIDAY! – Chisa Kodaka


***Years with BSO: First one!

***Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA

***Age Started Playing Violin: 5

***Favorite Non-Musical Activity: Flower Arranging

***Favorite BSO Memory So Far: Playing Shostakovich Violin Concerto no. 1 with Augustin Hadelich was very memorable for me because he is my favorite violinist!

***Favorite Restaurant In Baltimore: I live right next to Di Pasquale’s, an Italian deli and market, and make very frequent trips there for lunch and occasional groceries!

***Pets: Teacup Morkie that lives with my parents in Tokyo. Her name is Nico, after Niccolò Paganini. She doesn’t even weigh 5 pounds but is super bossy! 95% of our family chat is exchanging photos of her. She is the absolute cutest!


Hobbies: I love everything that involves food! I especially enjoy cooking meals for friends and family, and irregularly upload on my food Instagram.