Ryosuke Sakamoto

Ryosuke Sakamoto was born in Nara (Japan). At the age of three, he first became interested in early music performance under the influence of his parents. He began to play medieval plucked instruments, later studied lute and the viola da gamba. He appeared in many concert in Japan, both as solo player and emsemble player, including the work with Bach Collegium Japan.In 2007, the year of his graduation at Tokyo University (bachelor-degree on aesthetics) he released his solo CD ‘Travels with my Lute’ from Musica Rediviva (MRCD-013).He moved to Switzerland in 2008 and studied lute and various plucked instruments at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (SCB) in Basel, with prof. Hopkinson Smith and Crawford Young. In 2013, He received the master-degree there. The same year he won the first prize at international early music competition 'Maurizio Pratola' in L'aquila.In addition to his activities as a lutenist, Ryosuke also performs regularly in small ensembles on the viola da gamba. He has been invited as a soloist by English, French and German Lute Societies. Ryosuke is a founding member of the lute consort 'Delight in Disorder' as well as the ensembles 'Il Zabaione Musicale', 'The Queen’s Levels','Le souvenir', 'Trio Stadlmann', 'The Little Light Consort' and 'Sol levante'. He set up Ensemble Il bell’humore, which specializes in renaissance music in 2012.

website: http://ryosukesakamoto.com

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