Boston Symphony oboist beats cancer with daughter’s helpmain
The junior winner of this year’s Menuhin competition is Keila Wakao, 15, from Boston.
She’s the daughter of Boston Symphon oboist Keisuke Wakao who last year overcame a life threatening throat cancer. Kiesuke was told that if he survived he would never play again. He beat both prognoses and is now back in the orchestra – thanks, in no small measure, to his violin-playing daughter.
Here’s the Ted talk on how she helped her Dad.
And this is Keila at the Menuhin, playing Bloch.