ARTISTS

Violin SATO Shunske

PROFILE


With his superlative technique, musicality and insightfulness, Shunske Sato has established himself as one of the most noted violinists of the young generation, and continues to perform as soloist and chamber musician throughout the world. Actively developing and confirming his keen interest in historically informed performance in recent years, Shunske has begun to perform regularly on the baroque violin as well, and is distinguished as a versatile and historically conscious musician.
 
In addition to regular appearances with all the major orchestras in Japan, he has worked with leading European orchestras including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian Radio Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio, NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, Hamburg Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gulbenkian Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra and St. Petersburg Symphony. Since his American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 10, he has performed with renowned American orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and the Syracuse Symphony.
 
Collaborations with many distinguished conductors have enriched Shunske´s musical experience, particularly those with Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Gary Bertini, Myung-Whun Chung, Sergiu Comissiona, Valery Gerghiev, Christopher Hogwood, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Zdenek Macal, Ingo Metzmacher, Eiji Oue, Yuri Temirkanov, and David Zinman.
 
Shunske launched his recording debut in 2005 with Eugène Ysaÿe´s Six Sonatas for solo violin (Live Notes, 2005), which was met with an uncommon unity of laudations from the Japanese press, including those from major newspapers as the Asahi, Yomiuri, and Mainichi. Further recordings include an album of short pieces, “Preludes” (Live Notes, 2006), and Edvard Grieg’s complete sonatas for violin and piano (Live Notes, 2007), which was awarded the Grand Prize of the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan. Most recently, Shunske became the first violinist ever to issue a recording of Niccolò Paganini’s Twenty-Four Caprices for solo violin (UCJ Japan, 2009) from a historically informed perspective, using pure gut strings and a late eighteenth-century style bow.
 
A recipient of numerous awards, he made his New York debut under the auspices of Young Concert Artists, and has most recently received the S and R Washington Award in 2006, and the Idemitsu Award in 2005.
 
Born in Tokyo in 1984, Shunske began the violin at the age of two, immigrating to America with his family two years later. Studying with Chin Kim before coming under the tutelage of Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School of New York, he then pursued his studies with Gérard Poulet in Paris, France. Since October 2009, Shunske has been living in Munich, Germany, studying baroque violin under Mary Utiger at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
 
A long-term recipient of instruments generously provided by the Nippon Music Foundation, Shunske currently plays on violins - modern and baroque - made by Stephan von Baehr (Paris, 2007 & 2009).

Upcoming concerts in Japan 2016

Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra 
Subscription Concert
Date and Time:
Saturday, 16 January 2016, 14:00
Venue:
Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
Program:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77
Cast:
Moshe Atzmon(Conductor)
Shunske Sato(Violin) 
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra
Ticket information: 
Kanazawa Phil Ticket center +81-45-226-5107
 
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra 
Special Concert in Sagamihara
Date and Time:
Sunday, 17 January 2016, 14:00
Venue:
Sagami Women's University Green Hall
Program:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77
Cast:
Moshe Atzmon(Conductor)
Shunske Sato(Violin) 
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra
Ticket information: 
Kanagawa Geikyo +81-45-453-5080
 
“TEMPEST” -inspired  by THE TEMPEST
Date and Time:
Saturday, 30 January 2016, 17:00
Sunday, 31 January 2016, 15:00
Venue:
Mitaka City Arts Center, Concert Hall (Tokyo)
Program:
Moravec: Tempest Fantasy 1. Ariel
J.S. Bach: Gigue from partita No. 2 D minor BWV1004
C.P.E. Bach:Violin sonata 
Purcell “No stars” from “Tempest”
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Cast: 
Shunske Sato(Violin), Masato Suzuki(Piano, Harpsichord), Makoto Yoshida(Clarinet),
Takashi Kaketa(Cello), Kaoru Kagaya(Contemporary Dance)
Ticket information: 
Mitaka City Arts Center +81-422-47-5122
 
Shunske Sato Violin Recital
Date and Time:
Sunday, 7 February 2016, 15:00
Venue: 
Munetsugu Hall (Aichi)
Program:
Brahms: Hungarian Dances for Violin and Piano
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses in D Minor, Op. 54
Clara Schumann: 3 Romanzen, Op. 22
Dvorak: Violin Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100
Cast:
Shunske Sato(Violin), Shuann Chai(Piano)
Ticket information: 
Munetsugu Hall +81-52-265-1715
 
Shunske Sato no Ima Vol.2
Date and Time:
Saturday, 13 February 2016, 15:00
Venue: 
Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theatre
Program:
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: 2nd mov. and 3rd mov. from Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 11 
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80
Clara Schumann: 3 Romanzen, Op. 22
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44
Cast: 
Shunske Sato, Seiji Okamoto(Violin), Mariko Hara(Viola),
Hidemi Suzuki(Cello), Shuann Chai(Fortepiano)
Ticket information: 
SAF Ticket center +81-570-064-939
 
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Yokohama Minato Mirai Holiday Popular Series 
Date and Time:
Friday, 29 April 2016, 14:00
Venue: 
Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
Program: 
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64
Cast:
Lahav Shani(Conductor), Shunske Sato(Violin), Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Ticket information: 
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra +81-3-5238-5215
 
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Parthenon Tama Popular Series 
Date and Time:
Saturday, 30 April 2016, 15:00
Venue: 
Parthenon Tama (Tokyo)
Program: 
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64
Cast:
Lahav Shani(Conductor), Shunske Sato(Violin), Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Ticket information: 
Ticket Parthenon +81-42-376-8181

LINKS

http://www.shunskesato.com
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