Violinist Mari Sato enjoys an active career in the performance, recording, and teaching of chamber music as the second violinist of the Cavani String Quartet, winner of the 1989 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the Cleveland Quartet Competition and the 1998 ASCAP-Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music.
As a member of the Cavani String Quartet, Mari has performed numerous concerts in the United States and abroad, including appearances at the Corcoran Gallery and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Festival L’Epau in France, and engagements at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York. Collaborations with distinguished artists include Itzhak Perlman, Anton Nel, Joel Krosnick, Martha Strongin-Katz, Paul Katz, Robert Mann and the Weilerstein Trio.
Ms. Sato has recorded for the Azica, Albany, Gasparo and New World labels. She has given master classes and lecture-demonstrations at universities, colleges, public and private schools in communities around the country. Mari Sato received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and pursued graduate studies at the University of Michigan. Her major mentors include Peter Salaff, David Cerone, and Paul Kantor. Mari was appointed to the conservatory faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1995.