Sayaka Ohira started the violin at the age of two using the celebrated Suzuki method. Later she was trained at the Paris CNSM, where she won her first violin prize and carried out a specialisation in string quartet formation (chamber music), with which she won an Honneur prize in the Flame competition. Passionate about classical and baroque music, she perfected her technique at the CNR of Boulogne with Patrick Bismuth, and renowned orchestral formations like the Circle of Harmony, the musicians of the Louvre, and the Mattheus Ensemble. Amongst others, Sayaka is regularly
invited to play for the Paris Opera orchestra, within which she plays under the baton of greats such as Semyon Bychkov, Philippe Jordan, Marc Minkowsky, Leon Fleisher, Peter Eotvos, and DanielEttinger.
The most enlightened musicians advised and defined her musical journey: Ivry Gitlis, the members of the Ysaye Quartet, Eric Lesage, Shlomo Mintz, Christian Ivaldi, Jean Moulliere and many others.
Violinist and musician with a repertoire and a musical palette enriched by all of these meetings, Sayaka leads a dense and creative artistic career, and participates in a number of prestigious festivals (Festival Berlioz, Aix en provence, Ambronay, Bremen, Salzburg, Besançon, Beaune, Saint- Denis, Van Vlaanderen Brussel & Bozart music, Athens).
She passionately teaches the violin in France and in Austria. She is co-founding member of the
Goldoni Quartet, with which she finds partners who share her musical values.