Saki Kodama

Violin

Saki Kodama started playing violin when she was 3 years old under Prof. Shigeru Matsumoto. At the age of 11, she became a member of Toyota city junior orchestra, started to study under the renowned Japanese string ensemble ”Sawa Quartet”. She studied at Kikuzato High School of Music in the class of Prof. Yoko Morishita since 2001, after the graduation in 2004 she continued her studies at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Geidai), in the class of Prof. Takashi Shimizu. During her studies in Tokyo, Saki was a member of various chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras where she also performed as a soloist, and participated at international master classes in Europe, held by Tomasz Tomaszevsky in Italy, Kazuki Sawa in England and Leonid Sorokow in Austria and Croatia. In 2008 she graduated the university by the class of Prof. David Nolan, and received the Doseikai prize as one of the best students. Then she continued her studies under Prof. Leonid Sorokow in Zagreb. During 2 years of studies in Zagreb Academy of Music, she performed with Zagreb philharmonic orchestra as soloist, had solo concerts and recitals in Japan and Croatia, and started to perform in Zagreb Soloists.