The Aoi Trio was founded in 2016 by violinist Kyoko Ogawa, cellist Yu Ito, and pianist Kosuke Akimoto in Japan.
The name of the trio refers to the initial of their individual family name.

In 2018, the Aoi Trio received 1st prize at the 67th ARD International Music Competition Munich.

All the three members of the trio studied at Tokyo University of the Arts and Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy.
They has received musical inspiration and guidance from Kei Itoh, Kenji Nakagi, Wakako Hanada, Koichiro Harada, Masafumi Hori, Katsuya Matsubara, and Nobuko Yamazaki.

Their sincere and deep performance is highly evaluated in Europe and Japan.
From 2019, the Aoi Trio moved their base of activity in Europe, and currently studies with Dirk Mommertz (Faure Quartett) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.