She is a violinist and teacher also known as Eriko
Sato-Oei who performed her debut as a soloist when she was just 13 years
old. Entering many
competitions, she has been successful in gaining first prizes in Japan
and other countries and as a festival musician she has appeared at Aspen,
Sitka and the Mostly Mozart
Music Festival among others.
As a soloist and chamber musician she has appeared
with groups such as the American Chamber Ensemble, Elysium and St.
Luke’s Chamber Ensemble to name just a few and she was a co-founder
of the Aspen Soloists.
She has also been a violinist and concertmaster with
the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, which she joined in 1975, working with
artists such as the harpsichordist Edward Brewer and the
violinist/conductor Guillermo Figueroa.
A busy lady in the recording studio she has appeared
on albums such as Baroque Duet by Wynton Marsalis & Kathleen
Battle, Gershwin’s World by Herbie Hancock, Best Of…
by Marcus Miller, A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives with the
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bestiary; Quartet by Peter Schickele, Copland:
Appalachian Spring with St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Danza
Latina by Richard Stoltzman and the soundtracks of The Chamber, A
League of Their Own, A Map of the World and Space Cowboys
to name just a very few.
In the world of musical education she teaches violin
and chamber music and has held faculty membership at the Aspen Music
Festival, Chamber Music Conference, Composer’s Forum of the East,
Hoff-Barthelson Music School, Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division
and Queens College.
Her husband is the pianist David Oei and outside of
music they own a wine shop in New York.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra recordings
Adagio in G Minor (Tomaso Albinoni/Remo Giazotto)
Deutsche Grammophon 429 390-2 GH (CD: Albinoni: Adagio, Pachelbel: Canon)