Emi SAEKI, born in Tokyo, is a organist, clavichordist, pianist, accompanist, and composer. She has a diverse music repertoire from Renaissance to Contemporary.
Emi has given concerts in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, The Netherlands, USA as well as Japan, and appeared on local radio and TV shows in Japan. She also worked with diverse theater and composed for musical entertainment and story telling. Her CDs include ‘Piazzolla and Schunittke’, ‘Wien Hall Live’, ‘Composition for <Je bent de liefst>’ ‘Mozart <London Sketchbook> ’
Her concerts often collaborate with Japanese historical musical instruments, such as Koto(Japanese harp), Sinobue, Nokan, Syakuhachi(bamboo flute), Tuzumi(hand drum),.
Emi conducted research on historical musical instrument, Clavichord, and wrote a thesis “Jesuit missionaries and the clavichord in the Orient”, published by CLAVICHORD INTERNATIONAL. She gave speeches at Magnano Clavichord Symposium in Italy, and FIMTE (Festival Internacional de Música de Tecla Española) in Spain.
She won the second prize award by her composition in Yamaha International Contest held in Kyoto, Japan. She received Pipe organ diploma at the Conservatory at Enschede, Netherlands and nominated the Tubantia newspaper prize.
She gave a monthly lunchtime organ concert in Tokyo and gives organ lectures at school.