Bassist Sayuri Yamamoto came to the United States in 1992. She studied the double bass at California State University, Fullerton (with Joelle Morton and Doug Basye) and the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music (with Dennis Trembly and Nico Abondolo). As an orchestra player, she was invited to play with the Philharmonie der Nationen (for a tour in Germany and Spain) and the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (for performances in Hokkaido and Tokyo, Japan). She has performed with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the former Orchestra Nova, Long Beach Symphony, Riverside Symphony and numerous musical groups in Southern California. Ms. Yamamoto has been the Principal Bass of the California Chamber Orchestra since 2006.
Besides performing bass, Sayuri Yamamoto has great passion for teaching and Baroque music. In 2004 she joined Kensington Baroque Orchestra as Viola da Gamba and Violone player.