Tomoko Takahashi began learning the piano at the age of four in her native Japan. In 1982 she continued her musical training at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Two years later she won an award at the Nippon National Music Competition. As a scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), she began studies in 1988 at the Berlin University of the Arts with Prof. Klaus Hellwig, where she earned her concert diploma in 1995 with distinction. Tomoko Takahashi is a two-time prizewinner of the Artur Schnabel Competition in Berlin, in addition to other awards. Tomoko Takahashi has appeared throughout the world as a soloist, performing several times at the Berliner Philharmonie. In addition to her solo career, the flexibility and sensitivity of her playing have made her a sought-after chamber music partner. Her regular collaborations have included performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Bamberg Symphony, and Kammerakademie Potsdam. She teaches both at the University of the Arts and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.tomoko-takahashi.de/
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