Sanae Yoshida, pianist
Sanae Yoshida is an Oslo-based pianist working regularly with both contemporary and classical repertoire as a solo, chamber and ensemble musician. She has worked closely with several composers, and has premiered a large number of works.
As a member of Fragaria Vesca, she recorded chamber works by David Monrad Johansen in 2015, on the label of SIMAX. The CD was nominated to "Spellemannsprisen", "the Norwegian Grammy", in the classical music category.
In 2023, Lawo will release her first solo album, consisting of works for microtonal piano.
She has been a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Barratt Due Symphony Orchestra, among others. Yoshida has performed solo in several festivals, such as the Ultima festival, Festspillene in Bergen, Ilios festival, Impuls Graz (Austria), Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (Germany) and Engadin Summer Music Festival (Switzerland). As a chamber and ensemble musician, she has performed together with Cikada, Ensemble Ernst, Mimitabu, Lipkind Quartet, Nils Mortensen/Marianne Beate Kielland, AJO Ensemble, Bodø Sinfonietta, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
In 2005, after her studies in Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Sanae Yoshida went to Norway to study with prof. Jiri Hlinka at the Barratt Due Academy of Music. Later on, she studied several years with prof. Håkon Austbø.
Yoshida is living in Nesodden, a short boat ride from Oslo.