creating chamber music residencies that celebrate community and the transformative power of music
Sharing a passion for chamber music and a strong belief that everyone in any community should have the opportunity to find a personal connection with music, violinist Becky Anderson and pianist Mika Sasaki joined forces to create imaginative programs of the violin-piano repertoire that can forge lasting and meaningful connections with audiences. Together, the Anderson-Sasaki Duo presents unique concerts and educational workshops that encourage dialogue and guide listeners through a personal musical exploration. They aim to share their zeal for the chamber music literature and the artistic process of performance with as many audiences as possible.
The award-winning artists have garnered much acclaim as soloists, collaborators, and educators, individually, each pursuing a multitude of artistic projects, appearing in major concert venues around the world, and collaborating with renowned ensembles. Both alumni of Music@Menlo and The Juilliard School, the duo began collaborating during their two-year fellowship with Ensemble Connect (formerly Ensemble ACJW), during which they took part in dozens of chamber music performances at Carnegie Hall, Skidmore College, public schools, and community venues around New York City and Saratoga Springs. More recently, they performed and taught at the Juilliard Summer Performing Arts in Geneva, Switzerland, and are preparing for their inaugural residency in Portland, Oregon, in the spring.