Hiroko Sasaki has established a successful career as recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. Ms. Sasaki's concert debut in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall prompted the New York Concert Review to declare her "a true artist at work." Musical America praised the same concert for its "exquisite proportion and rare poetic understatement." The Washington Post has acclaimed her "radiant playing," and the 2004 Musical America singled her out as one of the world's most outstanding young musicians.
Ms. Sasaki continues to perform extensively as recitalist and chamber musician in England, Scotland, Taiwan, France, Hungary, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S. She gives annual recitals in Carnegie's Weill Hall and makes frequent tours of Japan.
She has regularly performed chamber music in festivals such as the Budapest Spring Festival, the Huddington Festival, theYehudi Menuhin Festival, Tanglewood, Taos, Banff, Tel Hai, Richmond, and L'Academie Musicale de Villecroze, where she won a career-development grant. She is currently a member of the Amadeus Trio, which performs regularly throughout the United States. She has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest Chamber Orchestra, and members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ms. Sasaki left Japan at age 13 to attend the Yehudi Menuhin School in England, and soon after made her European debut. At 16, she entered the Curtis Institute, where she studied with Leon Fleisher, graduating in 1994. She later earned a Master of Music degree with Mr. Fleisher from the Peabody Conservatory, and an Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Her teachers have included Marc Durand, Yoheved Kaplisnky, Gilbert Kalish, and Sophia Rosoff.