• On June 3, Sumiko will be presenting an improvisation on Virtual Listening Program between 9 and 10 a.m.

    IAWM’S 2022 CONFERENCE

    CALL & (HER) RESPONSE: MUSIC IN THE TIME OF CHANGE

    When: June 2-4, 2022

    Where: Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon

    website: 2022 Conference | International Alliance for Women in Music (iawm.org)

    full schedule: https://bit.ly/3Mqsq2d

    Hosted by Oregon State University on their campus between June 2 through 4, 2022, the International Alliance for Women in Music, in association with OSU’s College of Liberal Arts and the Office of Academic Affairs, the conference will be an in-person event with virtual satellite events from across the globe.

    This conference will bring together people (women AND men) who celebrate Women in Music and challenge, and transform our future with cutting-edge music, music technology, and innovative scholarship resulting in increased visibility, opportunities, and connections. We are creating a collective and community-based cultural happening to elevate, celebrate, and situate female and female identified creatives in music with all kinds of experiences, from all different places and music-making spaces.The submissions included those taking risks to chart new ground, unheard voices advocating for sound practitioners and makers; those reimagining equity and inclusion in the world of making music and curation, and those reaching back to advocate for students, friends, colleagues, and the next generation.

    International Alliance For Women in Music: Call & (HER) Response:

    Music in The Time of Change

    June 2-4, 2022

    Oregon State University & Online

  • The teaser for “Hanakou Medley” arranged and performed by Sumiko for the 90th anniversary of Hanamaki Kita HS is now available to listen here. For the full version, check out below↓:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RG7n1TFWgIZwcO2Th1tNL4NEZADIyNe

    Hope you enjoy the beautiful landscape of Iwate (Northeast of Japan)!

    Each song (cut out of the Medley) is also available↓:
    Hanakou Anthem: https://youtu.be/STLNGNZZP1k
    Moon Song: https://youtu.be/OJNN92m8Ouk
    Hanakou bushi: https://youtu.be/2T6aIUUScnQ
    Anthem for Hanamaki Kita High School: https://youtu.be/9Ri8T-qGZes

  • “Playful Piano” Salon
    1pm- Sunday May 15th, 2022
    @Iwate Bank Aka Renga Hall
    Sumiko Sato Piano
    Pay as you wish

  • Fuji University Open Class “Thinking from Kenji Miyazawa
    Vol. 11 “Kenji Miyazawa and Music
     ~Kenji Miyazawa and Music” – Musical works by Kenji himself” –   
     Composer, performer, music educator, Sumiko Sato  *Online streaming

    Date and Time: Monday, June 20, 2022, 14:15-15:45 (4th period)
    Venue: Fuji University, Bldg. 5, 1F, Stair Classroom
    Details: http://www.fuji-u.ac.jp/area/koukai/kenji
    We will inform you on this page when it is open to the public.
    (To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the lecture will not be open to the outside public at this time.)
    *The lecture will be broadcast on Hanamaki Cable TV. (Broadcasting dates and times: Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.)
    *To watch the online streaming, click here → “Fuji University Public Relations Channel – YouTube“.
    If you are interested in attending the lecture, please contact Fuji University General Affairs & Supervision Dept. TEL: 0198-23-6221

  • June 20, 2022

    Music Lecture
    “Kenji Miyazawa and Music”
    @Fuji University
    Lecturer: Sumiko Sato

    Details to be announced soon.

  • Sunday, March 27, 11:00 a.m. –

    Sumiko will perform online at a concert hosted by “Songs of Hope (SOH)”.
    Details are to be announced soon.

    SOH is a choir formed by Fumi Tagata, a vocalist who lives in Seattle, U.S.A., after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

    The flyer below is of the concert they meant to hold two years ago.

  • Sumiko Sato’s official website has been renewed!
    The website was previously only available for PCs and tablets, but now it is easier to view on smartphones as well.
    We hope that more people will visit our website.
    At the same time, we have also opened a web store where you can purchase CDs and sheet music that we have released.
    We are also planning to sell sheet music data (PDF) in the future, so don’t miss it!