Violinist Kai Waynen began showing musical abilities at an early age. Seeing his potential, his mom began teaching him when he was 3 years old. In 2017, Kai started performing solos, playing in ensembles and with the orchestra at the New England Conservatory Prep.

The following year Kai was accepted into Boston Youth Symphony Junior Repertory Orchestra, where he served as the concertmaster during their 2019-2020 season.

Kai appeared at Carnegie’s Weil Recital Hall as a top prize winner of the Rondo Young Artist Competition in October 2021. During the same year he won first place in the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association Bay State Contest and in 2022, won second place in the American Music Talent Competition, with participants from 22 countries. He was awarded 1st place in the Chatham Music Club 2022 Scholarship Competition.

Fall of 2021, he performed a solo recital, raising thousands for the Dream Award Scholarship Fund to help underprivileged students in need of financial aid.

During the summer of 2021and 2022, he attended Greenwood music camp in Cummington, MA where he performed weekly orchestral and chamber concerts.

Kai is currently a student of Peter Zazofsky at the New England Conservatory Prep in Boston, where he continues to enjoy being a part of Chamber music and orchestral programs.