Tokyo Music Competition
Born in: Metropolitan Tokyo
3rd place, String Section, The 10th Tokyo Music Competition 2012
|Profile||After attending the Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts; from 2009 attended the undergraduate program at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart to study under Andra Darzins as a recipient of the Rohm Music Foundation Scholarship for the overseas training program. Later she won the third prize (Top prize of viola) of String Section at the 10th Tokyo Music Competition as well as at the Carl Wendling Chamber Music Competition (Germany). In 2006, she also won the Artis-Preis (the first prize) for the Quartet Venere at the International Summer Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and performed in the award winners' concert at the ORF RadioKulturhaus. Regarding her music career in Japan, she was a recipient of the music scholarship of Matsuo Academy Foundation which made her appear in various recitals.
In 2014, she became a semifinalist for the Jana Quartet at the International String Quartet Competition "Premio Paolo Borciani" (Italy). Not only did she perform with Nobuko Imai and Garth Knox at the Viola Space Festival in Japan, but also she participated in numerous festivals, academies, and orchestras such as the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, the Saito Kinen Orchestra, the MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu, and the Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy establishment concert. Takimoto performed as a soloist with orchestras including Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic; also as guest principal viola of Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously, she studied viola under Junji Suganuma and Yoshiko Kawamoto and chamber music by Sadao Harada, Nobuko Yamazaki, Kiyoshi Okayama, Yosuke Kawasaki.