About Me

I am a vocalist and harpist specialising in historical performance.

 Medieval harp 

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中世ハープ Medieval harp

小坂理江 古楽ハープ/歌





在英中はソロ並びにアンサンブル奏者としてイギリス国内外で演奏活動を行う。主なレパートリーは中世ルネサンス期の世俗・宗教歌曲、モノフォニー、ポリフォニーの器楽作品からイギリス、フランスなどのリュート歌曲、バロック時代のモノディー歌曲。これまでにユトレヒト古楽祭、スペイン・ピレネー古楽祭、セント・キャサリン・コンベント美術館、サウスバンク・センター ロンドン、コートールド・ギャラリー、ナショナル・ギャラリー・ロンドン、ロンドン・ヘンデル・ミュージアム等主要な会場でのコンサートや、各地の教会、演奏団体に招聘され公演。またBBCラジオ3、リゾナンスFMにてソロライブ演奏を行った。





medieval harp

​中世ゴシックハープ Medieval Gothic harp

-Rie Kosaka (medieval harp and voice) 

completed her masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Dr. Andrew Lawrence-King, Jon Banks, William Lyons and Mhairi Lawson receiving scholarships from the Guildhall Trust and the Nomura Foundation.

She was originally inspired to perform after studying Gregorian chants under Dr. Godehard Joppich and Veronika Chikako Hashimoto. She moved to London in 2009 and met the Medieval harp while studying historical performance and medieval singing under Belinda Sykes at Trinity College of Music, where she won the Ella Kidney Prize for early music and received LTCL Diploma with distinction.


Rie lived in London in 2009-2015 and performed at many major venues, such as  Greenwich International Early Music Festival, Utrecht Early music festival the Netherlands, Early Music Festival Pyrenees Spain, International Gregorian chant Festival Hungary, Southbank centre, Handel House, the National Gallery, London and the Caurtauld Gallery. As well as she has made Live solo performances on BBC radio 3 and Resonance FM.


After returning to Japan in 2015, she holds medieval harp workshops and gives gigs with her ensemble TrouBour which is a trio unit performing medieval and renaissance repertoire.


Rie now enjoys singing nursery rhymes with her little son.