Chisato Eda Marling
Assistant Professor of Saxophone
Chisato Eda Marling is a soloist, chamber musician, and a teacher around the Greater Rochester area.
She teaches at Nazareth College and Houghton College. She is the member of Duo du Soleil (saxophone/piano duo) and the Vertex Saxophone Quartet. She also regularly performs with her colleagues from Nazareth and Houghton Colleges.
Chisato was a soloist with the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble and also recorded with them for their CD release. (“Musashino Wind Ensemble”, Sony Records, Inc.) Chisato has performed with the Shakujii Wind Ensemble in Tokyo, Slee Sinfonietta in Buffalo, NY, and also has performed with the Amherst Saxophone Quartet. Chisato performed with the Eastman Wind Ensemble during the 50th Anniversary celebration and on its tour to Japan, Taiwan, and Macau. She also performed for the 2006 CD release “Danzante.” (Summit Records) While on the Eastman Wind Ensemble tour, she was interviewed by the prestigious Japanese Saxophone magazine “The SAX” as one of the few Japanese players in the ensemble.
As an educator, she has served as an adjudicator for the Hochstein Recital Competition, the Rochester Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, and for the New York State Music Teachers Association Collegiate Young Artist Woodwind Competition. Chisato also held teaching positions at Eastman Community Music School, Roberts Wesleyan College and Lutheran Summer Music Academy.
Chisato received a Bachelor of Music degree from Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo, Japan, a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature with a minor in Musician’s Wellness from the Eastman School of Music.
Chisato performs exclusively on the Vandoren products and is a Vandoren artist.