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.
From October 2017 she is an artistic research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music/The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, with the project "The microtonal piano - and the tuned-in interpreter".
Yoshida is a member of Ensemble Temporum, an Oslo-based ensemble of contemporary music. They had their debut at the Ultima festival 2016 in Oslo, performing Grisey's Vortex Temporum. 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.
She has been a soloist with 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, Impuls Graz (Austria), Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (Germany), Engadin Summer Music Festival (Switzerland), and Fartein Valen festival in Haugesund. As a chamber and ensemble musician, she has performed together with Stine Motland, Liv Hilde Klokk, Tor Johan Bøen, Kari Rønnekleiv, Håkon Austbø, Lipkind Quartet, Cikada, Ensemble Ernst, Mimitabu, AJO Ensemble, Bodø Sinfonietta, among others.
She has been engaged as accompanist at the University in Stavanger, Barratt Due Institute of Music, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (The Academy of Opera), and at Foss High School.
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.