Sayuri Yamamoto


Double Bass

Mandatory Photo Credit: Photo by Earnie Grafton/ Copyright Earnie Grafton 2014

Bassist Sayuri Yamamoto, has been a member of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra since 2017. She studied the double bass with Dennis Trembly and Nico Abondolo at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, and also with Joelle Morton and Doug Basye at California State University, Fullerton. As an orchestra player, she has performed with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Japan), the Orchestra Nova, Philharmonie der Nationen (Germany), Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Symphony Orchestra and numerous musical groups in Southern California. Currently she is the Principal Bass player of the California Chamber Orchestra. She also plays in the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra, which is a contemporary music summer festival.

Besides performing bass, Ms. Yamamoto has a great passion for playing Baroque music. She studied Viola da Gamba when she was in the USC Early Music Ensemble under director James Taylor. As a Baroque player, she frequently performs with the San Diego Bach Collegium and the San Diego Baroque Soloists.Ms. Yamamoto has been a member of the Kensington Baroque Orchestra since 2014.

She is also very enthusiastic as a bass and piano teacher. She was a teaching assistant to Dennis Trembly in University of Southern California and a double bass faculty in Biola University. Besides teaching privately, she also coaches in many schools and summer music camps in San Diego Area. In 2018, she was a part of the Amici Quintet to perform and coach for children in the Safaricom Youth Symphony in Kenya. While there, she  performed at Kenton College and Tumaini University in Tanzania. Ms. Yamamoto has been a faculty member of the San Diego Bass Fest since its inception in 2015.