Tatsuki Sasanuma was born in Tokyo in 1994. He won the 1st prize at the Young Concert Artists in New York 2019; 3rd prize and the Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Commissioned Composition in the string quartet category of the 65th ARD International Music Competition Munich 2016; 1st prize in the 12th Romania International Music Competition in Japan 2016; 1st prize at the Mozart International Chamber Music Competition Salzburg 2013; 1st prize and the Japan Broadcasting Corporation Award at the 65th Student Music Concours of Japan; 2nd prize at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition.
He has performed in international music festivals in France, Germany, The Czech Republic, Switzerland, and the United States. In addition, he has played with Martha Argerich, Dang Thai Son, Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis, Mischa Maisky, Alexander Bouzlov, Paul Meyer, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and the Prague National Theatre Orchestra. In June 2017, Tatsuki held a solo recital in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.
He graduated from the Toho Gakuen Music High School at the top of his class and the Department of German Studies at the Gakushuin University, and completed the Soloist Diploma Course of the Toho Gakuen College Music Department in March 2017. He recently graduated from the master program at the Toho Gakuen College Music Department under the guidance of Prof. Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Tatsuki attended masterclasses with Laurence Lesser, Raphaël Pidoux, Christoph Henkel, and the Jerusalem Quartet. He is the recipient of the Hotel Okura Award, the Yamaha Music Foundation Scholarship, and the Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award (Sony Music Foundation).
Piatti Caprice Op. 25 No. 7
Bach Cello Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb/2
Schumann Fantasiestücke Op. 73 (any two pieces)
Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor L. 135
Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello
Enescu Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major Op. 26
Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C major Op. 119
Davydov At the Fountain Op. 20 No. 2
Enescu Symphonie Concertante for Cello and Orchestra Op. 8