Akane Inoue Setiawan is originally from Kyoto, Japan. Akane has began playing the piano when she was 3, and the oboe at the age of 16. She came abroad to the United States, Boston MA to study at The Boston Conservatory (Bachelor of Music), New England Conservatory (Master of Music), and Longy School of Music (Graduate Performance Diploma) where she has taken lessens with Mr. Keisuke Wakao, associate principal oboist of Boston Symphony Orchestra.
She has served as a principal oboist/solo English Horn player with several orchestras, as an active chamber player, and as a devoted teacher in Greater Boston Area since 1999 to 2013 until she has moved to BC Canada. Akane is a first runner up finalist of English Horn audition with Syracuse Symphony, as well as principal oboe audition with Winnipeg Symphony. She lives in Vernon BC, and has performed with Vancouver Symphony, Okanagan Symphony, and Kamloops Symphony.