Tomoko Sato has been playing the harp professionally for twenty-years in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. As an active chamber musician, she has frequently performed in a harp/cello duo at various venues, including the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Nixon Library, Hosen House, and several charity concerts and disaster relief funds. As a co-founder of Harpsody Duo and Harptet, Tomoko was invited to perform for the American Harp Society Institute. She was also a featured guest musician in such publications as The American Harp Society and edible: Orange County. She is a three time recipient of the Best Business of Irvine award in the category of Musicians. Her works can be heard in multiple films and recordings.
As an educator, Tomoko teaches students from age 5 to 70. She has been invited several times to be an adjudicator for scholarship auditions and coachings at masterclasses at the Orange and Los Angeles Chapter of the American Harp Society. Currently, she is a harp coach at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, and a treasurer of Orange County Chapter of American Harp Society.
Tomoko is a graduate of Chapman University, Manhattan School of Music, and holds a DMA from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the American Harp Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society, and the Music Teachers Association of California.