Toshiko Sakakibara *1963 born in Tsuchiura. First studies in Japan at the Tokyo College of Music with Prof. Isamu Omori and at the Toho Gakuen Conservatory with Prof. Risei Kitazume. Subsequent studies with Karl Leister in Tokyo and Berlin and with Elmar Schmid in Zurich. 1996-2002 clarinettist in the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Toshiko Sakakibara lives as a freelance musician in Basel from where she is active as an internationally sought-after chamber musician; she is a member of Sir András Schiff’s Cappella Andrea Barca. In addition to her work in several ensembles, her interest in contemporary music occupies a central place in the EPhB.