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Sayaka Tanikawa


Noted for her sensitive and thoughtful approach, pianist Sayaka Tanikawa enjoys an active career as a recitalist and chamber musician in the United States and abroad, performing in such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center, Davies Hall, and Suntory Hall. An accomplished chamber musician, Ms. Tanikawa has performed with Peter Frankl, Osmo Vanska, members of the San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Ballet, NHK Philharmonic, and Sô Percussion. She has appeared in San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music Series, Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Caramoor Performer’s Showcase, and Banff Chamber Music Festival.

An avid educator, she has served as an Artist-in-residence at South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, South Carolina. She is currently on the faculties of Hunter College and Juilliard School’s Preparatory Division in New York City. She is also an artistic director of Duluth Chamber Music Festival, which brings together world-class musicians to perform and to build meaningful collaborations with the local community in Duluth, MN.

Ms. Tanikawa holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Columbia University, a master’s degree from Yale School of Music, and a doctorate from Manhattan School of Music. She has worked closely with Peter Frankl, Boris Berman, Claude Frank, Arkady Aronov, and André-Michel Schub.

Sayaka Tanikawa
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