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Tokyo Music Competition

SASAKI Takashi

SASAKI Takashi

Born in: Saitama Prefecture, Japan
3rd place, Piano Section, The 6th Tokyo Music Competition 2008

Musical Study Experiences

2004 Graduated from the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts
2007 Completed graduate studies at the Graduate School of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts
2011 Acquired PhD from the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts
While studying at the department of piano of Tokyo University of the Arts, worked as a teaching assistant


Previously studied under Matsugi Toyoko, Akama Akiko, Ogino Chisato, Harimoto Mieko, Sako Akiyoshi, Ono Shinji and also Dina Yoffe
Took lessons from Andrzej Jasinski, Vadim Sakharov, Pavel Nersessian, Evgeny Zarafiants and Mikhail Lidsky

Musical Careers

1996 Best 10, E-Level, National, the 20th PTNA Piano Competition
1997 Gold Prize, E Group, the 5th Young Artist Piano Concour
2001 1st Place, University Category, the 3rd Japan Player's Competition
Silver Prize, F Category, the 12th Saitama Piano Competition
2004 Finalist, the 6th International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia
2005 Took master classes by Dina Yoffe in Tokyo
2006 Semi-finalist, 1st Takamatsu International Piano Competition
2008 3rd Place, Piano Section, the 6th Tokyo Music Competition
2011 December: Held piano solo recital at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall as a Tokyo Music Competition Winners Recital
2012 April: Became a part time lecturer at the department of piano of Tokyo University of the Arts
Current Lecturer at the Young Artist Piano Academy and at the Ono Piano Method School For Children


Major works of; Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Prokofiev.
I am also enthusiastically working on chamber music and accompaniment for vocal and instrumental music.

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