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.
Foto: Georg Roither
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.tomoko-takahashi.de/
Schumann, Brahms, Misek
Works for Double Bass and Piano
Ekkehard Beringer, Double Bass - Tomoko Takahashi, Piano
Wies de Boevé, Double Bass
Works by Reinhold Gličre, Giovanni Bottesini, Joseph Jongen, Teppo Hauta-aho and Astor Piazzolla
Wies de Boevé, Double Bass - Tomoko Takahashi, Piano