After commencing violin studies at the SUZUKI school, MIYOKO SATO continued at Tokyo's National University of Art and Music.
Winning the attention of Gabriel BOUILLON, she was awarded a grant by the French government, to join the class of Gabriel Bouillon at the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure de Musique at Paris. Here she was awarded unanimously the "premier prix, premiere nommée".
This was followed by the "Prix de Musique de Chambre 'Professionels'", after studying chamber music with Jacques FEVRIER and Joseph CALVET.
Back in Tokyo she perfected her studies with Ferdinand LICHNEWSKY, focussing on musical pedagogy.
Miyoko Sato started an international career as soloist:
- Radio France
- Concerts Colonne, au Theatre du CHATELET, sous la direction de PIERRE DERVAUX les concertos de Schönberg et de Mozart. Sous la direction de MARIUS CONSTANT le concerto de Mendelssohn
- Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
- New Philharmonic Orchestra de Londres
- Japan TV
- Komiuri Japan Symphony Orchestra
- Tokyo City Philharmonie
- Violon solo de l'orchestre de chambre «Tokyo Solisten»
- Radio Finlandaise
First performances and compositions:
- "Aria in G" by Toshiro MAYUZUMI; concert for violin with orchestra (world first performance)
- "Piano Trio" by Teiyo MATSUMURA (first performance outside Japan, in Brasilia and Sao Paulo, Brasil)
- "Reflex for Violin" by Charles CHAYNES (first performance in Japan)
- "Sonatines" by Jean MARTINON (first performance in Japan)
- "Duo Concertant with Flute" de MOLIQUE, with J. P. RAMPAL (first performance in France, Palais de Congrès, Paris)
Tours for international cultural exchange:
- organised by the Japan Foundation: Brésil, Chili, Uruguay, Bolivie, Paraguay, …
- organised by the French government: USA, with ensemble "Musique Vivante"
Professor for violin and chamber music:
- Ferris University, Yokohama
- Musashino Music Academy, Tokyo