Chiaki Yamazaki was born in Tokyo, Japan.
She began playing the violin at the age of four and was initially taught using the Suzuki method. She continued her studies at Toho Gakuen High School of Music, and then at Toho Gakuen University of Music.
Her teachers included Toshiya Eto, Angela Eto and Shigeki Oshita.
From 1997, Chiaki studied under Ivan Straus for two years at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Czech Republic.
She then moved to Spain in 1999 to play with the Real Sinfonica de Sevilla.
Returning to the Czech Republic two years later, she joined the Zapadcesky Sinonicky Orchestr Marianske Lazne,
of which she would later become concertmaster.
From 2005, Chiaki played with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra
as assistant concertmaster.
Since her return to Tokyo in 2015, she has been busy as a performer,
composer and arranger. Chiaki specializes in composing and arranging for string instruments, and some of her works have been performed internationally.
Fluent in five languages, Chiaki's translation from Czech into Japanese of
Zdeněk Gola's treatise Vibrato was published in 2017 (Ongaku No Tomo).
In addition to extensive performances in Japan and the Czech Republic, she has also played in Italy, Germany, Brazil and the USA.