Seattle Symphony & Opera Players' Organization

Sayaka Kokubo

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Sayaka Kokubo has earned honors, prizes, and awards from many competitions and foundations including the Primrose International Competition, Pasadena Instrumental Competition, Carmel Music Society Competition, Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition, Ohmagari Music Competition, Maestro Foundation, Colburn Foundation and Leni Febland Foundation. Her radio appearances include KUSC, K-Mozart, and KCBX.

The Peninsula Review praised Sayaka’s playing “The real tour de force…mature polished playing that was truly artistic and simply the best viola playing.” The America Viola Society Magazine described her Paganini as “... just dazzling!”

Sayaka studied viola with Donald McInnes at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, with Robert Lipsett and Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Conservatory and with Masao Kawasaki at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. She joined Seattle Symphony in 2007.

Nielsen One And Two
Nielsen Three Four
Mahler 10 Dausgaard
Dausgaard Alpine
Become Desert
Become Ocean
Bostridge French
Berlioz Requiem
Dutilleux Metaboles
Berio Sinfonia
Faure Masques
Ives Three Places
Dvorak Nine
Ives Unanswered Question
Brandi Carilile Live
American In Paris
Messiaen Poemes
Stravinsky Firebird
Dutilleux Hadelich

Seattle Symphony & Opera Players' Organization

P.O. Box 21403
Seattle, WA 98111-4318


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