Sawako Kosuge © Markenfotografie

Sawako Kosuge

in the orchestra since 2021/22

Sawako Kosuge was born in Tokyo and received her first musical education at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo. After gaining orchestral experience in Japan with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, among others, she came to Germany in 2018. She completed her master's degree in 2021 at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig with Prof. Henrik Hochschild and her postgraduate studies in 2023 at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden with Prof. Ralf-Carsten Brömsel. She gained further orchestral experience as an academist with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the seasons 21/22 and 22/23. Since May 2023 she has been engaged with the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg on a temporary contract.