SHU SATOH IS A SELF TAUGHT BASSOONIST, THOUGH LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET EXTENSIVE CHAMBER MUSIC TRAINING FROM LATE SEIZO SUZUKI, THE PRINCIPLE OBOIST UNDER SEIJI OZAWA IN NEW JAPAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA IN TOKYO. HE IS PRINCIPAL OF THE WALTHAM SYMPHONY, WELLESLEY SYMPHONY AND MELROSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. HE HAS BEEN PRINCIPAL BASSOON OF THE NEWTON SYMPHONY, NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA OF NEWTON, THE CIVIC SYMPHONY OF BOSTON AND THE MERRIMAC VALLEY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. HE IS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE WINDHAMMER CHAMBER PLAYERS, AS WELL AS A MEMBER OF THE WESTON WIND QUINTET AND AUJOURD’HUI, A GROUP WITH SINGERS, WOODWINDS, PIANO AND HARP. HE IS A CHIEF SCIENTIST AT AXCELIS TECHNOLOGY IN BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS.