Kazuko Matsusaka
Kazuko MatsusakaViolist Kazuko Matsusaka has pursued a varied career in chamber music, orchestra and teaching. Solo appearances include the Boston Pops with Arthur Fiedler. She was awarded a special jury prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.

In 2016 she completed a 25-year career in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. During that time she appeared frequently in chamber music performances in Boston and Tanglewood with Boston Artists’ Ensemble, Gil Shaham, Garrick Ohlsson, Joshua Bell, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, among others.

As a teacher she has held positions at the New England Conservatory and Longy School. She was a long time participant of the Yellow Barn Music Festival and the International Musical Arts Institute. She began her studies at the age of three and her teachers included Eric Rosenblith, Josef Gingold and John Graham.

Ms. Matsusaka is also a certified therapeutic riding instructor and a skilled equestrian.