Ryosuke
Sakamoto

Lute and viola da gamba (various fretted plucked and bowed instruments from the Middle Ages to the Classical period), voice (tenor)

Roots
I was born and raised in Nara, Japan. The city is known as the former capital of Japan in the 8th century.

Study
After studying aesthetics at the University of Tokyo, I came to Switzerland to study lute and especially Renaissance music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Professional
I play lute and viola da gamba in various ensembles. Since 2022 I teach historical plucked instruments at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.

Why
Renaissance music always inspires and interests me and I can’t stop playing the lute.

Elective Affinities
Charlie Chaplin’s films have had a strong influence on me since I was a child. And his film music was probably the first experience that fascinated me when listening to music.

ryosukesakamoto.com

Sooner or later 2022 September
Odhecaton 2021 March

2024

September

The Bassanos

Homage to the recorder family
Sun 29.09.24 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche,
Historical Museum Basel

October

Magnum opus musicum 1604

Tribute to 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