Sayako Kusaka studied in Tokyo with Takashi Shimizu, in the USA with Eduard Schmieder and in Freiburg/Br with Rainer Kussmaul. She has won numerous international competitions (including the Rodolfo Lipizer Violin Competition, Paganini Competition, Sibelius Violin Competition, Michelangelo Abbado International Violin Competition and Idemitsu Music Prize). She performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Japan and the USA. Sayako Kusaka is also Artistic Director of the Konzerthaus Chamber Orchestra and, since 2013, special guest concertmaster of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.
The conversation with the instrument and the feeling of a strong invisible connection with other musicians who play masterpieces of orchestral music and are driven by the same passion and the same musical desire.
The piano! It would be wonderful if I could play works by Schubert like Radu Lupu.
In spring and summer, the Liebermann Villa on Wannsee. In winter, the Gendarmenmarkt.