2014 School Day Concert Musician: Satoshi Okamoto, Bass

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Satoshi Okamoto

2014 School Day Concert Musician: Satoshi Okamoto, Bass

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2014 School Day Concert Musician: Satoshi Okamoto, Bass

Meet Satoshi Okamoto: 2014 School Day Concert Musician Portraits - Every instrument is played by a person – someone with a family, hobbies, and of course, a great passion for orchestral music. Here you can meet some New York Philharmonic musicians. You can also check out Kidzone! at nyphilkids.org and visit the Musicians’ Lounge for more information about our musicians.



Satoshi Okamoto

Satoshi Okamoto was an assistant principal double bassist in the San Antonio Symphony for eight years and a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra for a year before joining the New York Philharmonic in September 2003. He received his master’s degree from The Juilliard School, and a bachelor’s degree from Tokyo University of Fine Arts. An eight-time Aspen Music Festival participant, he won the festival’s bass competition twice, in 1993 and 1997. He also became a finalist of the International Society of Bassist Solo Competition in 1997, and the Izuminomori International Double Bass Competition in 2001. His teachers include former Philharmonic Principal Bass Eugene Levinson, Paul Ellison, Al Laszlo, Bruce Bransby, Yoshio Nagashima, and Osamu Yamamoto.

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