as a KEYBOARDIST
Satoko studied harpsichord and continuo with James Johnstone and fortepiano with Carole Cerasi.
She has participated in the masterclasses by Ton Koopman, Menno van Delft, Kenneth Weiss, Andreas Staier, Richard Egarr and Academy of Ancient Music. She is a recipient of Raymond Russell Award in two consecutive years 2013 and 2014.
As a keen chamber musician, her group Ensemble Molière has been performing throughout Europe including Styriarte Festival in Graz, MAfestival fringe concert in Bruges, and OudeMuziek Festival fringe in Utrecht. Ensemble Molière and her another group Ceruleo have been selected to be a par of Early Music Live! scheme at the Brighton Early Music Festival 2015/16.
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. She has performed with La Serenissima, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Birmingham Opera Company, English Chamber Orchestra, Tenebrae and the Shakespeare's Globe.
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.