Miho Sasaki (b. 1978, Chiba City, Japan) is a Japanese composer, pianist and educator.
Ms. Sasaki holds an M.M. from Butler University's School of Music in Indianapolis. Ms. Sasaki has studied piano with Hiromi Iwadate, Anna Yow Briscoe, Panayis Lyras, Andrew Russo, and music composition with Hifumi Shimoyama, Elliott Schwartz, and Michael Schelle.
Ms. Sasaki's music has been commissioned and performed by the American Pianists Association, Conservatorio Superior de Música Félix Tomás Garzón, Córdoba (Argentina), the Indiana Wind Symphony, the Finger Lakes N.Y. Summer Chamber Music Festival, and a five-year international commissioning project commemorating the 250th birthday of Beethoven.
Ms. Sasaki was the featured guest artist for a recital of new American piano music at Aichi Prefectural University of Music and Fine Arts and Nagoya Imperial University in Nagoya, Japan. Further guest artist residencies include NOW Music Festivals (OH), Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival at the Portland Conservatory of Music (ME), and the Butler University Wind Ensemble.
In 2017 Ms. Sasaki was awarded the prestigious Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis - a highly competitive program, a two-year grant supporting various creative activities. Sasaki's activities include learning accordion and bayan (for performance and writing multiple compositions) and creating a "serious music" accordion culture in central Indiana.
Works for Winds
- And a Part of (2010)
- Peculiar Wave (2019)
- Reverence for the Goddess (2020)
- Ruach (2013)
- Silver Gentle (2015)
- Miho Sasaki website Accessed 16 March 2021