Meet the Musicians Violin

Sae Shiragami


Orchestra member since 2001

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Education: The Cleveland Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory

Studied with: Donald Weilerstein, Isadore Tinkleman

Instrument: Sae plays a 1901 Degani violin made in Italy.

About Sae:

Sae was born in Chicago and grew up in Tokyo and California.  None of her family lives in Tokyo now, but the city still feels like home to her.  Sae has lived in Cleveland for 12 years and likes the abundance of green space the city offers, as well as a trip to Mitchell’s Ice Cream when she is in the mood for a treat.  In her spare time she jogs, cooks, plays with her dog and listens to Japanese pop music.  Sae also teaches talented teenagers to play the violin.