Tomoko Takahashi

Artist photo of Tomoko Takahashi - Piano

Tomoko Takahashi was born in Japan and took earliest lessons on the piano as a four-year-old in her homeland. In 1982 she continued her musical education at the University of the Arts in Tokyo. Starting in 1988, as a scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service, she studied with Klaus Hellwig at the Berlin University of the Arts and earned a solo piano performance degree (Konzertexamen) with highest honors in 1995. Tomoko Takahashi twice won the Artur Schnabel Competition in Berlin as well as other awards.

The Berlin-based artist receives invitations to perform repertoire by Mozart, Schumann or Mendelssohn Bartholdy as a soloist at festivals, orchestras and conductors in many countries around the world, including several appearances at the Philharmonic Berlin. The flexibility and sensitivity of her playing also make Tomoko Takahashi a sought-after chamber music partner. She regularly performs with soloists from the Berliner Philharmoniker, the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and the Bamberger Symphoniker. Her CD with instrumental versions of Robert Schumann’s song cycles (viola and piano) was widely acclaimed by press and major German broadcasters. Tomoko Takahashi shares her musical insight with young musicians, among others within the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. She is a lecturer at Berlin’s University of the Arts (UdK) and the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Tomoko Takahashi

CD album cover 'Schumann, Brahms, Misek' (GEN 20706) with Ekkehard Beringer, Tomoko Takahashi

Schumann, Brahms, Misek

Werke für Kontrabass und Klavier

Ekkehard Beringer Double Bass
Tomoko Takahashi Piano

GEN 20706  –  8.5.2020

CD album cover 'Wies de Boevé, Kontrabass' (GEN 16433) with Wies de Boevé, Tomoko Takahashi

Wies de Boevé, Kontrabass

Werke von Reinhold Glière, Giovanni Bottesini, Joseph Jongen, Teppo Hauta-aho und Astor Piazzolla

Wies de Boevé Double Bass
Tomoko Takahashi Piano

GEN 16433  –  7.10.2016