Tomoya Kikuchi studied at the Tokyo National University of the Arts. He was the winner of the 60th All Japan Music Competition, and the 4th Japan Chamber Music Competition. He makes regular appearances at major music festivals in Japan such as the Kirishima International Festival, Miyazaki International Festival, and Okinawa Moonbeach Music Festival. He is a member of the Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo and the Alpha String Quartet, and is also a solo cellist of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. He teaches at Toho Gakuen School of Music and the Toho Gakuen College of Music and Drama.