Marumo Sasaki- Cello
Marumo Sasaki was born in Japan and has lived in Italy since she was four years old.
She graduated at the
Conservatory in Padua and at the Conservatoire
Superieur de Lausanne, where she awarded the “first
prize for virtuosity with a unanimous mention”.
(Premier Prix à l’unanimité avec félicitations)
She took part on master classes with D.Geringas, K.Georgian,
M.Flaksman, Ph.Muller and Z.Nelsova and she attended the
“Solistenklasse” of Prof. W.Boettcher at the
University of the arts in Berlin.
She has been awarded numerous first prizes and awards
in Italy (1.prize “Strumenti ad arco” competition
in Genoa, 1.prize and “press prize” in “città
di Cento” competition in Ferrara, 1.prize in the
“international selection competition for soloists” in
Ancona, etc.) and also in “Domenico Gabrielli”
competition in Berlin. She received also a prize from
the patronat association for theatre and orchestra
As soloist with orchestra she performed in Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and Japan, with the Baden-Baden Philharmoniker, Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and orchestra Donizetti of Bergamo.
Highlights of her performances are in the chamber music hall of the Philharmonie in Berlin for the abbonament chamber music concert of the Germany symphony orchestra-Berlin DSO (Ravel duo violino-cello); the invitation to the Festival des Alizées in Marocco; the regulary tournée in Japan and the tournée in the USA with the Jacques Thibaud Trio.
Marumo Sasaki plays together with prominent musicians like Wolfgang and Marianne Boettcher, Antje Weithaas, Hartmut Rohde, Alois Brandhofer; she is member of the “Padova Trio”.
She recorded for the germany television WDR in front of the Berlin Brandenburg Gate, performing Piazzolla for cello and orchestra with the United World Philharmonic.
Radio recording for the italian RAI, Radio3 and Telecapodistria (Slovenia) as soloist of the orchestra Alpe-Adria, as well as for the Tokyo Metropolitan Television and the Deutschland Radio Kultur (duo cello-piano) and for american radios as string trio.
Marumo Sasaki recorded with the “Padova Trio” a world premiere CD (the
four+four seasons of Vivaldi and Tchaikowsky) that
was awarded from the critic of the music magazine “Compact
disc classica internazionale” as best CD of the month.
She was principal cellist
of the Scheswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra,
of the United World Philharmonic Orchestra, of the
RIAS Orchester Berlin and of many italian chamber orchestras.
She played also with DSO Berlin, Sinfonietta de
Lausanne, Berliner Sinfonie Orchester, Pacific Music Festival,
Staatskapelle Dresden and as sub-principal cellist in the State Theater
2004 she wons the audition and became a regular member of the Berlin state opera orchestra (D.Barenboim).
2009 gave up her position to dedicate her music life as soloist and chamber music player.