Masako
Art

Harps of the 14th-19th centuries, single-row Renaissance harp with snare hooks

Roots
I was born in Japan, in Kyoto.

Study
I studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Crawford Young and Heidrun Rosenzweig. I then continued my studies at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado in Milan with Mara Galassi.

Professional
I play music from the 14th to the middle of the 19th century. I play music from the 14th century to the middle of the 19th century on historical instruments and teach harp and ear training.

Why
Before I came to Europe, I worked in offices. Now I am very grateful that I can finance my living with my passion and with teaching – and I strive to become better and better at it.

Elective Affinities
An important book for me, “Genes, Peoples and Languages. by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza. CDs I particularly like: “Chansonnier Cordiforme by Consort of Music and “Haydn, Complete Sonatas by Geoffrey Lancaster. I also love food from Central Asia and old bicycles.

Something else
Sometimes I wonder how the music industry will change in the coming years and decades. How many music students will actually perform professionally? How will we continue to make and release music when much of it is consumed via streaming? How will travel and affluent lifestyles be affected by the climate crisis? And how will we continue the traditional culture of learning and listening to music?
I don’t have definitive answers to that, but I think we’re on the verge of a paradigm shift.

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Psalmy Dawida 2022 June
Ite, sospiri 2021 July

2024

April

Ad narragoniam

Music in the ship of fools
Sun 28.04.24 Intro 17:45 Concert 18:15

Barfüsserkirche
Historical Museum Basel

May

Jouissance vous donneray

A picture comes to life
Sun 26.05.24 6.15 pm

Barfüsserkirche
Historical Museum Basel

September

The Bassanos

Homage to the recorder
Sun 29.09.24

October

Magnum opus musicum 1604

Obituary for Orlando di Lasso
Sun 27.10.24 18:15 Concert

Martinskirche
Basel

November

Du Fay 550

Music for a lifetime
Sun 24.11.24 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche
Historisches Museum Basel

December

Now sing and rejoice

Sing-along Concert
Sun 29.12.24 17:45 Workshop 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche