Join us our “Romantic Moment” Travel Project! 「ロマンティック・モメント」トラベルプロジェクト、始動いたしました!

Posted on

The “Romantic Moment” is happily released  !
Now, we have happily launched  “Romantic Moment Travel Project!”❗️


It is a project in which people who received the “Romantic Moment” take photos of the CD cover with the background of their favorite local scenery and/or newly visited places.

We have already received a couple of photos taken in the several places, so we started adding them on the album & special map!

You can send the photos with the location information directly to us via email or Facebook messages; we will then share them on the special album in Emiko’s Facebook Page, and add the location info.

You can also share the photos on Instagram.
When sharing, kindly put the hashtag in Japanese Katakana


With the location information
You can also tag Emiko @emikosatopiano

You can enjoy the collection of the photos at the special album created in Emiko’s Facebook Page. 


We will be happy if our ROMANTIC MOMENT can travel around the world.





「ロマンティック・モメント」トラベルプロジェクト「ロマンティック・モメント」を手にしていただいた方々に、お気に入りの地元の風景や、新たに訪れた場所などを背景にCDのカバー写真を撮っていただくというプロジェクトです 。


現段階では、フェースブックメッセンジャーや、メール📩 などでお写真と位置情報をお送りいただければフェースブック・佐藤恵美子ピアニストページの特設アルバム「Romantic Moment Travel Project」に掲載させていただくと共に、Mapに追加させていただきます。





と加えていただき、ロケーションを明記して @emikosatopiano まで、ご一報くだされば 、こちらでMAPに追加させていただきます!







Thank you! たくさんのご予約ありがとうございます!

Posted on

Thank you so much for who pre-ordered ROMANTIC MOMENT!

Our ROMANTIC MOMENT is ranked #1 on Amazon JAPAN Hot New Release Chart for Classical-Chamber Music/Instrumental Music Category, and #7 on for overall Hot New Release Chart for Classical Music Category, as of 10/29, 12PM JST.











After the release on the 7th of November, Emiko’s Piano Solo Debut Album,  ROMANTIC MOMENT is again ranked #1 on Amazon JAPAN Hot New Release Chart for Classical-Chamber Music/Instrumental Music Category, and #6 on for overall Hot New Release Chart for Classical Music Category, as of 11/17, 12AM JST!

Thank you so much for your support!



ROMANTIC MOMENT is ready! ロマンティック・モメントリリースにあたって。

Posted on


My first solo album ROMANTIC MOMENT will be released on Amazon JAPAN on November 7th!  


Meanwhile,  I want to share with you a bit of my backstory; why I decided to make this CD. I adore music, hugely because it is the art of the moment; I appreciate its beauty that disappears and that is never reproduced. The natural acoustics of the instruments or voice, to me, is the most beautiful ones compared to the recorded ones; I’ve therefore always preferred listening to the live performances to listening to the recordings.


Despite my general stance above, I came to undertake a complete CD production, because I had had some events that encouraged me.


One of them was this: one day I sent a recording of my daily practice to my close friends instead of writing them to say hello, which I casually recorded with the voice memo. Beyond my expectations, it turned out that they really appreciated it and told me that they were listening to it repeatedly on the way to their work, or sharing it with their family. I recognized that these my friends, who work outside the home while raising their kids, don’t have much time to go out to listen to live performances; and yet, because it was the recording, they could still enjoy music. This experience was one of the first reasons I started to think about making my piano solo album that is rich in sound.


The other thing was this: I learned that people from more than 60 countries had downloaded my dissertation which was published four years ago. Just thinking about these countries, most of which I’ve never visited, makes me very excited. This made me realize the actual possibilities of reaching out to people all over the world through music.


Still, I had to think twice before actually making a physical CD. I was aware that there are more people now listening to music via digital streaming, many of whom do not even own a CD player. Meanwhile, I came up with the idea of making a package itself a crucial part of the product.


I was so fortunate to meet Sonja Kanno, an artist from Germany who was able to resonate with the concept of our production. Now that she was going to create the original artwork for the CD, we decided to adopt the package, a digipak of 6 panels (back and front altogether), mainly made of papers. Sonja used these all 6 panels to design her artwork. 


To complete the product, I took up another big challenge –a booklet. I decided to write liner notes both in English and Japanese. This was much tougher than I expected. I chose music to be my primary language in the first place because it allows me to express the things/feelings which I am not able to do it with words, without filtering them. It was so difficult for me to write anything, because every time I wrote something, I started doubting everything. But then, why did I still do it?  Because I particularly wanted to reach out to those who are not so familiar with classical music. I thought that sometimes knowing about the background of the composers or compositions may help people enjoy music even more; this idea helped me push forward. In liner notes, I also mentioned a little bit about why the album is called “Romantic Moment,” and why I chose these composers and compositions. At the same time, this experience actually made me confirm that I really prefer playing the piano to writing!!


The whole process was new to me, and there was a series of challenges I had to face one after another. I would have never been able to get through these challenges if I were all by myself. Thanks to the fantastic team members who not only supported me all the way but also accomplished magnificent work which totally exceeded my expectations. And thanks to all my teachers who raised me up until now. Last but not least, thanks to my friends and family, who always cheered me up and believed in me. 










「ロマンティック・モメント」のパッケージは、紙主体のデジパックと呼ばれるものです。今回、画家のソーニャカンノさんが収録音源とアルバムのコンセプトを基に、アート作品を特別に制作してくださる事になりました。とてもありがたい機会なので、贅沢に3面パネル (観音開き)のパッケージを採用し、表裏全6面をカンバスに見立てて作品を作っていただきました。全6面で一作品というデザインです。(中身は実際にあけていただく時までのお楽しみです!)





Pre-order at Amazon Japan !