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Music at Noon Series
Yukari Sasada, double bass; Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp, piano
February 12, 2019
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Free admission, everyone welcome!
Yukari Sasada is a graduate from the Japan Kyoto City University of Arts. She started double bass when she was 11 years old and studied under Gary Karr, Masahiro Nishide (the former Principal double bassist of Kyoto City Orchestra) . Yukari has performed with numerous Japanese and Asian orchestras, and was the Principal bassist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. After moving to Canada, she has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and Alberta Symphony Orchestra. Yukari is currently the studio instructor with the University of Lethbridge, Canada.
Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp was born in Uzbekistan and grew up in Germany. Viktoria has been lauded for her “high-profile skills” (Frankfurter Neue Presse) and her “enormous pianistic culture and exuberant expressivity” (Badische Neueste Nachrichten). She honed her skills at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, the University of Music Frankfurt/Main, and the University of Alberta from where she holds a Doctor of Music degree in piano performance. Her artistry across a wide range of genres and styles earned her recognition for her performances around the world and makes her a regular guest at New Music festivals and international conferences. Besides winning numerous national and international prizes and scholarships, Viktoria is the first and only performer who has won the highest Canadian graduate scholarship, the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Viktoria has recorded several CDs in Germany, Canada, and Poland, and has extensive teaching and vocal coaching experience in three languages. She teaches piano, vocal and instrumental chamber music, and piano literature at the University of Alberta.