Area of Study
Chamber Music , Private Lessons
The Juilliard School
Eriko Sato is a longtime co-concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She made her solo debut at age 13 and has performed as soloist with orchestras in Louisville, San Francisco and Tokyo. Winner of the Tibor Varga International Competition, the Young Musicians Foundation Competition and three Japanese National Competitions she has participated in the Mostly Mozart, Aspen, Sitka, Angel Fire, Gretna, Affinis and Kuhmo Music Festivals and appeared regularly with Bargemusic, Chamber Music Northwest, The American String Project, Music From Japan, Caramoor and the Washington Square Music Festival. Founding member of the Aspen Soloists and Salon Chamber Soloists she is also a member of the Elysium, Strathmere and American Chamber Ensembles. As concertmaster of Orpheus, she appears on Deutsche Grammophon recordings, where her releases include Vivaldi’s Four-Violin Concerto and Handel’s Concerti Grossi, Op. 6. For MusicMasters, she appears with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble in the Bach Concerti and the chamber music of Hindemith and Beethoven. She has also recorded for the Vanguard, Albany, Delos, Elysium, Prestissimo and Grenadilla labels and 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 of Bennington Chamber Music Conference and the Mannes College of Music. She is a regular performer at the Mezzrow Classical Salon.