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     Sato, Eriko

    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)



    1. http://www.orpheusnyc.com/Musicians/Eriko_Sato.html
    2. http://www.theamericanstringproject.org/Artists/sato.htm
    3. http://www.jamesarts.com/bios.htm#es
    4. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Eriko%20Sato:1927273859?sort=az
    5. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=41:50782
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