Sawada, Aya

Member of the orchestra since September 2009, Aya is also a teacher of Japanese language giving private lessons.

Her favourite composers are Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Ravel, Debussy, Bartók, Kodály, mentioning just a few.

Favourite compositions: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, The Nutcracker, Dances of Galánta, Háry János, Concerto for Orchestra and many others.

Aya’s parents live in Japan, while she resides in Hungary with her partner and son.

She grew up in the embrace of classical music as her parents who played in an amateur orchestra for a long time loved listening to classical music. It was at that time that she became fond of Háry János. ‘Maybe that’s why twenty years later I found myself moving to Hungary…’

‘I love working here because we play not only opera and classical music but a lot of other genres as well. My birthday wish for the orchestra upon its 25th anniversary is to encounter a truly unique musical experience.’