Naomi Sato

Photo by Takako Oishi

Sho (The Wife trio)

London 2019 (UK premiere)

Naomi studied sho and saxophone at Tokyo University of the Arts, and improvisation and composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She is a sho player at Atlas Ensemble (Netherlands) and teaches the instrument at Atlas Academy. She has performed with numerous ensembles across Europe including Nieuw Ensemble, Diotima Quartet, and Vancouver.


“It was a great experience to be a part of unique intercultural project. Collaboration between Japanese text and Western experimental chamber opera style, Japanese traditional instruments and Western classical instruments, Japanese modern time story and Western contemporary architecture. It’s like 3D puzzle, audience have many way to access to the performance and having own experience. Very interesting product!”