St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Misa Saka – piano

Tuesday, 20 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Misa Saka – piano

W Mozart

Sonata in D major, K576

  i. Allegro

 ii. Adagio

iii. Allegretto

R Schumann

Humoreske op.20

   i. Einfach

  ii. Hastig

 iii. Einfach und zart

 iv. Innig

  v. Sehr lebhaft

 vi. Mit einigem Pomp

vii. Zum Beschluss 

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1993, Misa Saka began her piano studies at the age of five with Megumi Mogi. She moved to London in 2006 and began studying at the Junior Royal Academy of Music with Timothy Barratt where she won the Iris Dyer Piano Prize. She has recently completed her undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a scholarship under the tutelage of Joan Havill.

Misa has been a prize winner in several competitions and has performed internationally as a soloist throughout the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Poland, France and Belgium. In Britain, she has performed in notable venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, and Cadogan Hall. Her recent competition success includes 3rd prize in the Oxford Piano Competition, and 3rd prize in the Worthing Concerto Competition, playing the Ravel Concerto in G.

Misa has participated in many international masterclasses including those of Pascal Rogé, Christopher Elton, Martino Tirimo, Pascal Nemirovski, Ruth Harte, Gerald Fauth, Felix Gottlieb, and John Perry and she has attended the Cadenza International Summer Course, Semaine Internationale de Piano in Wavre, MusicAlp International Academy of Music in Tignes, and Internationale Klavierakademie in Murrhardt.

She is currently in her first year of Masters studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Joan Havill. Misa is grateful to the Guildhall School Trust, City of London Combined Education, and The Philological Foundation for their generous support.

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1993, Misa Saka began her piano studies at the age of five with Megumi Mogi. She studied at the Junior Royal Academy of Music with Timothy Barratt where she won the Iris Dyer Piano Prize. Misa has been a prize winner in several competitions and has performed internationally as a soloist throughout the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Poland, France and Belgium. In Britain, she has performed in notable venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, and Cadogan Hall. She is currently in her first year of Masters studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Joan Havill. Misa is grateful to the Guildhall School Trust, City of London Combined Education, and The Philological Foundation for their generous support.