Jun Kanno studied at the University of Tokyo, his hometown. After meeting Yvonne Loriot and Olivier Messiaen, he obtained a scholership from the French government at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he studied with
Yvonne Loriot. He finished his studies with a first prize in piano and chamber music having also obtained a superior diploma of performance at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Jun Kanno continued his studies with Germaine Mounier, Vlado
Perlemuter, Gyorgy Sebök and Vladimir Horbowski.
He has received prizes in several international competitions (Concours Viotti, Concours International de Chambre de Paris) and has played with the Munich Symphonic Orchestra, the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Cracovia, the Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Japanese Radio Television NHK, the Japanese Philharmonic
Orchestra and the South Korean National Orchestra.
Jun Kanno performs frequently with the Vienna String Quartet, the Berlin String Quartet and the Salzburg Mozarteum Quartet. Under the name of Salzburg Mozarteum Duo, Jun Kanno and Karlheinz Franke, first violinist of the Salzburg Quartet, have given concerts all over Europe. Jun Kanno has also worked with musicians such as Pierre Amoyal, Peter-Lukas Graf, Martin Lovett, Valery Oistrakh,
Bruno Pasquier and Daniel Grosgurin.
Jun Kanno lives in Paris, where he performs regularly in the Salle Gaveau and the Théâtre du Champs Elysées. He has also performed in various European countries, in North and South America and in the Middle East.
Since 1996, Jun Kanno teaches at the Music School Juan Pedro Carrero in Barcelona, and gives master classes in Europe, the United States, South Korea and Japan. He has been regularly invited as a member of jury in international piano competitions. His recordings of Bach and Messiaen have been edited in France, Switzerland and Japan.