Join us on Saturday, February 13 at 2:00 pm for the sixth concert of our 2020-2021 season. Violinist Sarah Vonsattel and pianist Sayaka Tanikawa will perform a program of works for violin and keyboard.


Composer Work Year
Alfred Schnittke Suite in the Olden Style 1972
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in F major, K. 377 1783
Lili Boulanger Nocturne pour violon et piano 1911
György Kurtág Tre pezzi per violino e pianoforte, Op. 14e 1979
Gabriel Fauré Sonata in A major, Op. 13 1877

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private residence in southern Rhode Island. The street address is 103 North Road, Wakefield, RI 02879.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 2:00 pm. Guests should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of time. After the concert, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

Advance reservations are required. If you’d like to attend this concert, send us an email and tell us the number of seats you want. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If not, we’ll add you to the waiting list. If we confirm your reservation and you decide not to attend, please let us know so others can take your place.

The suggested contribution for this concert is $40 per person. We also offer a three-concert pass for a contribution of $100. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

About the Artists

Sarah Vonsattel

Violinist Sarah Crocker Vonsattel has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2008. She previously held positions in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony. Sarah has appeared as soloist with the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Syracuse Symphony, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, among others. Recent performances include appearances at Lake Tahoe Summerfest, the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, the Bronxville Chamber Music Series, Downtown Music at Grace Church, the New Marlborough House Concerts, and the Syracuse Society for New Music.

As a founding member of the Verklärte Quartet, Sarah was a Grand Prize Winner of the 2003 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, leading to concert tours in the U.S. and Italy with this ensemble. A proponent of new music, Sarah has appeared with the iO string quartet and the Talea Ensemble and can be heard on the Bridge Records label performing the music of Poul Ruders and Tod Machover. She has appeared as both performer and faculty member at festivals including the Orfeo International Music Festival (Italy), the Wellesley Composers Conference (Massachusetts), and the Musical Friends Academy (Tunisia).

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of David Updegraff, and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Ronald Copes and Naoko Tanaka.

Sayaka Tanikawa

Pianist Sayaka Tanikawa has received more than 20 top honors in national and international piano competitions, including Joanna Hodges Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin International Competition, and Hilton Head International Piano Competition. She has appeared as a soloist with the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, Richardson Symphony, and the Philharmonia Virtuosi, among others, and has given numerous recitals, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts (for its Showcase Series), Davies Hall in San Francisco, and Suntory Hall in Japan.

Tanikawa holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Columbia University, a master’s degree and an artist diploma from Yale School of Music, and a doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music. She has served as an artist-in-residence at South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville and has taught at the Manhattan School of Music and Purchase College at the State University of New York. She is currently on the faculty at Hunter College in New York. Tanikawa joined the MAP faculty in 2017.