Tsuna Sakamoto, violist with the National Symphony Orchestra was born in Tokyo. She is a founding member of the Potomac String Quartet. Critically acclaimed 11 string quartets of David Diamond and 9 string quartets of Quincy Porter were released by the Albany Records label. Ms. Sakamoto is an active chamber musician and a passionate educator. She is one of the core artistic staff members of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. She has given master classes at universities and high schools throughout the United States and Japan. As an energy worker / healer, she assists each individual student to ultimately find their own voice and power within, and experience life fully using music as a tool.
Ms. Sakamoto studied at the Toho Academy School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, and the Ohio State University. Her teachers include Edward Adelson, Allyson Dawkins, Heidi Castleman, Masumi Ogawa, Kenji Kobayashi, Naoko Tanaka, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Dorothy DeLay, Larry Shapiro, and Michael Davis.