as a KEYBOARDIST
Satoko takes pleasure in a diverse career as a historical keyboardist and a composer. Satoko regularly gives solo recitals as well as enjoys playing with orchestras, and has performed with Birmingham Opera Company, La Serenissima, the Shakespeare's Globe and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with whom she has recently performed Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto on tour with Rachel Podger.
Satoko was the Junior Fellow in Harpsichord/Continuo at the Royal College of Music, and also a participant of the Handel House Talent Scheme 2015-2016.
As a keen chamber musician; Satoko is a founding member of Ensemble Molière and Ceruleo. Ensemble Molière was a finalist in the York International Young Artists Competition 2017, and has been performing throughout Europe and in the UK. They are especially passionate about bringing French baroque repertoire to wider audiences in the UK. With Ceruleo, she has been touring Burying the Dead - an original concert-play about the life and music of Henry Purcell - to various festivals in the UK including Buxton, Lake District and Ryedale. Both groups have also appeared on BBC Radio 3 and 4.
as a composer
She completed her undergraduate studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. She came to England to continue her composition studies at the Royal College of Music with Michael Zev Gordon and Kenneth Hesketh, as a scholar supported by the PRS Sir Arthur Bliss Foundation, the Alice Templeton Award and an Overseas Artist grant from the Japanese Government.
Her major past achievements include a short ballet; Les Emotion, performed by the English National Ballet, choreographed by Van le Ngoc, and a piano solo piece which was performed at St. Pauls Cathedral as part of the City of London Festival, as well as participated orkest de ereprijs¡Ç YCM 2010 in Apeldoorn, Netherland. After gaining MMus in advanced composition from the RCM, Satoko is now based in London and enjoys composing music for a wide range of mediums.
Her pieces for string quartet were performed by the players of the Orchestra of Age of Enlightenment at their Nightshift tour in 2013 and 2015. Recently she had commissions from CoMA (premiered at Shoreditch Town Hall), London Music Masters (premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank), and Music in the Village.