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Masako Sakai-Hersen

Masako Sakai-Hersen was born in Japan. She studied at the Tokyo Conservatory and graduated with a diploma. She then completed postgraduate studies in Germany at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main with Ulrich Edelmann and Alfred Breith and then studied instrumental and vocal pedagogy at the same university with a diploma.​

She gained orchestral experience with various German orchestras, such as at the Bremen State Theater and the Hanover Radio Philharmonic, and she also gained extensive chamber music experience in various ensembles. She teaches her private violin classes in Frankfurt and Offenbach am Main using the Suzuki method.

Since 2005 she has also been a teacher for violin (as a Suzuki method teacher) and chamber music and director of the Young String Orchestra at the Municipal Music School in Bamberg.

In 2007 she began training in the Suzuki method at the German Suzuki Institute.  In 2011 she passed the European Suzuki Association exam level 5 as a certificate A-Teacher. Since 2017 she has been the leader and organizer of the annual Frankfurt Suzuki Workshop. She also teaches in established Suzuki workshops in Germany (Hof, Berlin), Switzerland (Interlaken) and Lithuania.

For several years, Masako Sakai-Hersen has also devoted himself intensively to playing the baroque violin with Dr. Pauline Nobes.

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