As a graduate from the Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Arts, Yuki Kakiuchi completed his training in Europe, where he studied orchestral conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Trained by the greatest conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Leopold Hager, Jorma Panula, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Isaac Karabtchevsky and Kotaro Sato.
After receiving the City of Brasov Prize in 2006, he made his debut in Europe and conducted, among others, the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Salzburg Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the World Youth Orchestra, and returned to his first love in conducting the Osaka Symphony Orchestra.
In September 2011, the young conductor with promising talent, aged 33, won the 52nd Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors and obtained the favour of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra that he conducted during the competition.
During the season 11/12, Yuki Kakiuchi had his debut with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Suntory Hall and at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo. He performed at the great venue of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia with their Symphony Orchestra, and conducted the Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra and the Műnster Symphony Orchestra. In 2012 Kakiuchi toured with the Brussels Philharmonic in Belgium and in France.