Violinist Eriko Sato is a member and frequent concertmaster of Orchestra of St. Luke's and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She made her solo debut at age 13, and has performed as soloist with orchestras in Louisville, San Francisco, and Tokyo. Ms. Sato was the winner of the Tibor Varga International Competition, the Young Musicians Foundation Competition, and three Japanese National Competitions. She is a founding member of the Aspen Soloists, the Festival Chamber Music Society, and the Salon Chamber Soloists.
An active chamber musician, Ms. Sato has participated in the Mostly Mozart, Aspen, Angel Fire, Gretna, and Khumo Music Festivals, and appears regularly with Bargemusic, Chamber Music Northwest, and at the Caramoor and Dobbs Ferry Music Festivals. She has recorded for Deutsche Grammaphon, Telarc, Arabesque, MusicMasters, Vanguard, Delos, and Grenadilla, and has been featured on CBS News Sunday Morning. Ms. Sato has taught at Queens College and the Aspen Music Festival and is currently a faculty member at the Hoff-Barthelson School and the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division, where she teaches violin and chamber music. She lives in New York City with her husband, pianist David Oei, and their pit bull mix, Jazz.
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