MIHO SASAKI ... composer, pianist, teacher



MIHO SASAKI  composer


LARGE ENSEMBLE MUSIC :

  • CHOSEN (2009), for orchestra
  • AND A PART OF .... (2010), for wind ensemble
  • RYUKI: "Earth is Alive" (2012), for orchestra
  • RUACH: Spirit, Breath, Wind  (2013), for wind ensemble
  • SILVER GENTLE (2015), for brass choir and percussion
  • SACROSANCT (2016), for large orchestra
  • PECULIAR WAVE (2019), for chamber wind ensemble and percussion
  • REVERENCE FOR THE GODDESS (2020), for large symphonic wind ensemble
  • NEW WORK (2021), for chamber wind ensemble


CHAMBER MUSIC :

  • EMBRYO (2009), for solo piano
  • CLOUD CRADLE (2009), for voice and ensemble
  • SHRIMP IN THE BAMBOO FOREST (2010), for chamber ensemble
  • IKI (2011), for solo flute
  • DEATH OR KIKI (2011), for chamber ensemble
  • REACHING ...  (2012), for chamber ensemble
  • GRANDIFLORA (2013), for solo piano
  • SHINKAI 350 C (2014), for clarinet and piano
  • BRICK OF PRESSURE (2014), for five trumpets
  • EL PUENTE (2015), for bassoon and piano
  • BRIDGE (2016), for baritone sax and piano
  • THE SOUL OF LIGHTS FREEZE (2017), for clarinet and piano
  • SPECTRA DESPINA (2018), for violin and accordion
  • OPERATION IRONWOOD (2018), for cello and accordion (bayan)
  • SANSHISUIMEI (2018), for solo piano
  • JO NO JO (2018), for piano four hands (and two melodicas)
  • PRELUDE: PROLOGUE TO KEZURI (2018), for piano four hands
  • TRACING THE FOOTPRINTS, could've been somebody else  (2018), for cello & accordion
  • KOMOREBI : Tree Escape Light  (2019), for solo alto saxophone 
  • RYŪHYŌ : "Drift Ice"  (2019), for bass clarinet and bayan accordion
  • ARIA: UNLEASHED (2019), for prepared piano
  • PECULIAR WAVE (2019), for chamber winds ensemble and percussion
  • THE MIDNIGHT SUN (2020), for clarinet and accordion
  • A LITTLE PEACE IN THE ALLEY LOOKING AT BLUE SKY (2020), for solo clarinet 


RECENT COMMISSIONS :

  • Fort Smith (AR) Symphony Orchestra
  • Manhattan Chamber Orchestra (NYC)
  • RAM Random Access Music (NYC)
  • Capital University Conservatory Orchestra (OH)
  • The Generous Ensemble (Hartford, CT)
  • Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (NYC)
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) Wind Ensemble
  • Superkenbansisters - piano duo Omori & Takahashi  (Japan)
  • Portland (Maine) Conservatory of Music - music for 8 pianos 
  • North Meridian Brass Choir (Indianapolis)
  • Flutist Hiroko Senoo (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Saxophonist Gail Levinsky (USA)
  • University of the Pacific (CA) 
  • Capital University (OH) NOW Festival Chamber Music
  • Butler University (IN) Wind Ensemble 
  • Tokyo to New York Concert Series, Manhattan, NYC  3X
  • Arts Mid-Hudson / Cultural Services French Embassy (NYC)
  • Beethoven 250: new work for German pianist Susanne Kessel (Bonn, Germany)

  • Fort Smith (AR) Symphony Orchestral Association: 2017/18 Florence Price recording project. 
Florence Price's original hand manuscript of her Symphony No. 4 in D Minor (1945) was transcribed and engraved into Finale software by Miho Sasaki for public performance (FSSO, May 2018, John Jeter, conductor) and subsequent FSSO commercial recording (NAXOS #8.559827).


MIHO SASAKI is a BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) composer


Scores and parts are available directly from Sasaki:   

CONTACT:  sasakismiho55@aol.com

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MIHO SASAKI  on  COMPOSERS CIRCLE

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Premiere of Miho Sasaki's iki, for solo flute, 
by Hiroko Senoo




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Miho Sasaki working with FSSO conductor John Jeter

  
Miho Sasaki's RYUKI (Earth is Alive) : (click the title to listen)

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Sasaki speaking with the audience at the performances of her work

RYUKI "Earth is Alive"

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 

Troy Webdell, conductor         


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Premiere of Peculiar Wave for chamber wind ensemble at University of Connecticut 

Vu Nguyen, conductor