RINA was born in Japan and is now based in New York City, USA.
RINA holds a Degree from the Kunitachi College Of Music in Japan where she studied with pianist Makoto Ozone. After graduation, RINA took an audition for the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, USA and her talent and exceptional abilities were clearly noticed. She received a full-scholarship to attend the college in consequence. She then graduated in 2018.
RINA placed second in the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition and also won the Nu Jazz Agency’s Chico & Lupe O’Farrill Award for Best Original Composition (2018). She was awarded third place in the 7 Virtual Jazz Club Contest (2019) , and nominated as "Jazz Artist Of The Year" by Boston Music Awards amongst Grammy award winner Terri Lyne Carrington and Grammy-award nominee Tia Fuller (2018) .
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