Violist Kazuko Matsusaka joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in August 1991. From 1987 to 1990 she was a member of the Pittsburgh Opera, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.

Ms. Matsusaka studied violin with Josef Gingold at the Indiana University School of Music. A Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 1985, she holds a bachelor of music degree from Hartt College of Music/University of Hartford, where she studied violin with Charles Treger, and a master of music degree from the State University of New York, where she studied viola with John Graham.

In 1988, Ms. Matsusaka was awarded a special jury prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. She has been soloist with the Central Massachusetts Symphony, the Newton Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. A prize winner in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, she has also participated in the Norfolk Music Festival and the Yellow Barn Music Festival.

B.M. (The Hartt School), M.M. (SUNY/Stony Brook); studies with Charles Treger, Josef Gingold, and John Graham; performances at Yellow Barn and Yale at Norfolk music festivals; soloist with Central Massachusetts Symphony, Newton Symphony Orchestra, and Boston Pops; former faculty, NEC college, University of Pittsburgh and Westmoreland Suzuki School of Music; member, Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1991.