Chiharu Taki

Violin

Biography

Chiharu Taki started the violin at the age of 5.
After studying at Toho Gakuen Music High School and Zurich University of the Arts, she graduated from the Hans Eisler College of Music in Berlin. Studied with Reiko Kaminishi, Akiko Tatsunami, Zakhar Bron, and Saschko Gawriloff.

2001 Winner of the Novosibirsk International Violin Competition (Junior Division)
2002 Winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition (Junior Division)
2006 Received the 3rd prize at the David Oistrakh International Violin Competition.
In 2002, she was chosen as the soloist of the 50th Anniversary Concert of the foundation of Toho Gakuen School of Music and performed under the baton of Seiji Ozawa at the Suntory Hall.
In 2008, she made her recital debut at the Kioi Hall with pianist Kazune Shimizu.
While still at high school, started her music activities including solo recitals and performing with major orchestras and conductors such as Hubert Soudant, Gerd Albrecht, Norichika Iimori, Naoto Otomo, Ken-ichiro Kobayashi amongst others.

In 2012, she was invited from the Animato Foundation Orchestra as the Concert Mistress and has performed in the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Smetana Hall of Prague and other famous concert halls around Europe. In 2015 and 2016, she was invited to the Davos International Music Festival in Switzerland and performed in many concerts. Also performed with conductor Seitaro Ishikawa and the New Syphonyorchestra Berlin
at the Berliner Philharmonie.

During 2015 to 2017, she was chosen as the artist for the Pictet Patronage Project and took part in related activities. In March 2018, she held the 10th Debut Anniversary Concert and has won favorable recognition with her original “All Prokofiev Programme”. From January 2019, she was appointed as Concert Mistress of the Munich Radio Orchestra, and in June, appeared in a recital at the Musica Nigella Festival in Le Touquet, France and received high acclaim from a full audience with a standing ovation.

Recently, she is expanding her boundaries and putting strength into charity concerts and outreaching activities to make social contributions as well as confronting with ideal education through music.
Her outstanding technique and rich musicality is highly valued, and she continues to perform actively as an artist in her own unique and unconventional style.

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