Chiharu Taki

Violin

Biography

"The charm of her performance is sensual and her tone silky. Her expression is naturally elegant and exhilaratingly fresh. She's one of the up-and-coming musicians for the next generation"
From Japanese music magazine "Ongakugendai"

Winner of Novosbirsk International Violin Competition(Junior division)
Winner of Menuhin International Violin Competition (Junior division)
Third prize of David Oistrakh Violin Competition.

Born 1987 in Tokyo.
In 2002, at the age of 15, she was chosen to perform as a soloist with the Toho Gakuen Alumni Orchestra under the baton of Seiji Ozawa at the Toho Gakuen Music Department 50th Anniversary Concert.
In 2004, just 16 years old, she released a solo debut CD using a violin made by Chang Heryern Jin, a well-know violin maker in Japan.
While a high school student, she performed with major Japanese orchestras conducted by Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, Norichika Iimori, Taijiro Iimori, Masahiko Enkoji, Naoto Otomo, Kazuhiro Koizumi, Ryusuke Numajiri, Kazumasa Watanabe, Shizuo Kuwahara, Gerd Albrecht, Hubert Soudant, Michal Dworzynski, Byron Fidetzis, and Claus Peter Flor.
In August 2008, she gave a debut recital with Kazune Shimizu displaying her outstanding technique and musicality.
She appeared on several TV programs, one of which includes Lalo’s “Symphonie espagnole.” This was broadcast in 2009 on NHK’s program “Forest of Orchestras.” During such she performed with Yamagata Symphony Orchestra and Norichika Iimori.
In 2011, Taki performed with Shota Nakano at Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo. Additionally in 2013, they performed a duo recital at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall and toured Berlin and Rostock in 2015.
Taki continued superb musical activities in Europe. In 2002, she gave a recital in Pitea, Sweden and in 2004 in Novosibirsk, Russia. In 2008, she performed Sibelius violin concerto with Athens Symphony Orchestra conducted by L. Svarovsky in Greece and also Brahms violin concerto with Niderbayerish Symphony Orchestra in Passau, Germany.
She played with Haruko Ueda at Salle Gaveau in Paris in 2010 and formed the piano trio ”Gachini” in 2011. In 2012, she received an award in the Jeunesses Musicales Suisse competition and appeared on Radio Swiss Classic.
Around the same time, she was invited to be a concertmistress of the Animato Sriftung Orchestra. A most promising student in Switzerland, Taki went on an European tour including Bratislava, Graz, Bern, Berlin, Prague and Wien. In 2014 and 2015, she was invited to the Davos Festival as Davos Camerata’s concertmistress.
In November 2015, she performed Bruch violin concerto at the Berliner Philharmonie under the baton Seitaro Ishikawa. In February 2016, she performed a solo concert with Jazz Drummer Ernst Bier at Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnischkirche, one of the most popular churches in Berlin.
Her fantastic talent and elegance have been recognized worldwide and since 2015 she has worked as a Pictet patronage artist of Pictet Asset Management (Japan) Ltd.
She actively addresses a variety of music performance which exemplify her personality and individuality.
Chiharu Taki has studied with Reiko Kaminishi, Akiko Tatsumi, and Zakhar Bron. After studying at Toho Gakuen Music High School and Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, she presently studies with Saschko Gawriloff at Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin.

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