Yusaku Sakata / Horn


Born in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa (Japan), he started playing the horn at the age of 13.

First Prize at the 65th Helen Keller Memorial Music Competition.
The 24th Changjiang Cup International Music Competition, Ensemble Division, First Prize.
Special Prize at the 1st International Music Competition for the Visually Impaired in Taiwan.

Performed in the “70th Anniversary Chapel Recital” sponsored by the Music Association for Youth, “77th Tokyo International Art Association Newcomer’s Concert (Jury Prize),” and others.

In 2017, performed Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3 in the presence of Her Majesty the Empress.
In 2021, he performed Haydn’s Horn Concerto No. 2 with the Schoenberg Philharmonic Orchestra.
In addition to performing solo, chamber music, brass band, and orchestra, he also teaches younger students.

Graduated from the Music Department of the Senior High School of the University of Tsukuba’s School for Visually Impaired Special Needs and from the Tokyo College of Music (where he was the first student admitted in Braille), majoring in instrumental music.
He is the leader of “Dominant,” a performance group of visually impaired musicians, and a member of “Kobaken and His Friends Orchestra.

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