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Tokyo Music Competition

TAKEDA Akihiro

TAKEDA Akihiro

Born in: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
3rd place, String Section, The 8th Tokyo Music Competition 2010

Musical Study Experiences

Began learning violin from 5 years of age
2010 Entered the Toho Gakuen College Music Department
2015 Received Bachelor’s Degree from Folkwang University of the Arts
2016 Master's student at the Postgraduate Course of Folkwang University of the Arts


Previously studied under Harada Koichiro, Shimizu Ryoko, Kino Masayuki and Boris Garlitsky
Also taught by Horigome Yuzuko, Gérard Poulet, Leon Spierer, Ivry Gitlis and Saschko Gawriloff

Musical Careers

2006 Won IMA Encouragement Award at the Ishikawa Music Academy
2nd Place, Violin Category, Tokyo Regional, the 60th Student Music Concours of Japan
2009 2nd Place, Strings Category, Age-H (Highschool Students), the 10th Osaka International Music Competition
2010 3rd Place, String Section, the 8th Tokyo Music Competition
Performed Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins with Albrecht Breuninger
2011 Performed in Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Morning Concert Vol.48
Performed with the Tokushima Kinen Orchestra led by Akiyama Kazuyoshi
2012 Performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra led by Mark Gorenstein in the Classical Concerts with Emerging Artists
2013 Performed with the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra led by Miyamoto Fumiaki in the Classical Concerts with Emerging Artists
Held a recital with Kitamura Tomoki in Baden-Baden, Germany, receiving high praise
2014 Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz Foundation Scholarship Student
2015 German Scandinavian Youth Philharmonic Concert Master for consecutive three years, performing at the Berliner Philharmonie concert hall
Lions Club Essen-Werethina Scholarship Student
2016 Loaned 1760 model Vincent Panormo by Streichinstrumentensammelung der Kulturstiftung des Landes

Further Activities

Besides solo performances, Takeda has abundant experience in chamber music and previously have performed together with; Shoji Sayaka (Violinist), Marie-Pierre Langlamet (Berlin Philharmonic Principal Harpist), Raphael Oleg (Violinist and Professor at Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel), Andreas Frölich (Pianist and Professor at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln), Alexander Hülshoff (Cellist and Music Director of Orchesterzentrum) and other foremost world musicians.


Before Baroque to contemporary. Recently I have been working on chamber music and also accumulating experience in orchestra pieces and opera etc. as a concert master.

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