Rory Onishi is a professional musician, music educator, and librarian for the Hawai`i Youth Symphony. Hailing from Honolulu, he is a 2011 Kalani High School graduate, Hawai`i Youth Symphony alumni, and student of Eric Kop. Mr. Onishi went on to receive his Bachelor of Music degree in French Horn performance from Boston University, where he studied under horn soloist Eric Ruske. He is currently studying at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Education.
Rory was the 2nd horn of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and frequently performs with Maui Chamber Orchestra, Kamuela Philharmonic, and the Royal Hawaiian Band. He was also the winner of the Baton Rouge Symphony substitute list audition and recipient of the Emerson Scholarship for the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp and Paul Mansur award from the International Horn Society