Guest Artist Recital: Kayo Saito, Baroque violin and Flying Forms | Wis.Community


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Kayo Saito, born in Japan, started her musical career on the violin at the age of four and the piano at the age of eight. Because of her interest in the church music, she studied theology at Doshisha university in Kyoto and holds a Bachelor of Theology Degree. After her theology studies, she studied solo and ensemble playing at the Toho Orchestra Academy and received her diploma. Kayo decided then to specialize in baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Kati Debretzeni, Ryo Terakado, E. Wallfisch and C. Mackintosh, where she received both a Bachelor and Masters Degree. She was selected to be principal violist in 12eme Academie Baroque Europienne d'Ambronay (dir. William Christie). Since then she has played as a member of Les Arts Florissants. Kayo was invited to perform in the festival of Bach en Combrailles with Lorenzo Feder (harpsichord) and the concert turned out to be a big success. Besides Les Arts Florissants, she is a leader and main player of several baroque ensembles such as Les Inventions, Apollo, Collegium Musicum Den Haag, Musica Poetica, and many others. Flying Forms, formed in 2005, is a baroque chamber music ensemble based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Core members include Marc Levine, baroque violin, Tulio Rondón, baroque cello and viola da gamba, and Tami Morse, harpsichord. In Saint Paul, the group presents its own series of concerts each year at The Baroque Room, a performance space the group created in 2011. Recent programs have included complete sets of the Rameau harpsichord concerti, Corelli violin sonatas, J. S. Bach sonatas for violin or viola da gamba with obligato harpsichord, as well as larger programs featuring Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, the triple harpsichord concerti of J. S. Bach, and Handel’s The Messiah. Past performances have included concerts in notable venues and series including New York’s Symphony Space, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Twin Cities Early Music Festival, the DaeJeon Baroque music festival in Seoul, South Korea, and the Boston Early Music Festival, where the group produced a fully-staged production of Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas.

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Mar 21 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center