Minobu Takahashi

Minobu Takahashi “Her (Ms. Takahashi) playing had an agreeable luminous tone, full and unforced, and the music progressed with flow and horizontal mobility.” ~ NEW YORK CONCERT REVIEW (Debut-1999) ~
“She (Ms. Takahashi) has the requisite mercurial impetuosity, the innate humor, and a luminous pellucid “edge” for her sonority.” ~ NEW YORK CONCERT REVIEW (2000) ~
A native of Japan , Ms. Takahashi received the Bachelor of Music degree from Kunitachi College of Music. While in her country, she was winner of The Second Japanese Classical Piano Competition, and participated in numerous music festivals including the Schleswig Holstein Festival in Germany with Karl-Heinz Kammerling, and the Kirishima International Music Festival with Jan Panenka. After arriving in the United States in 1993, Minobu Takahashi received the Master of Music degree from Manhattan school of Music as a student of Constance Keene. She was invited to attend the Adamant Summer Festival from 1995 to 1997 where she was a full scholarship student of Freda Rosenblatt and Golda Wainberg-Tatz. As a recitalist and chamber musician she has performed extensively in the United States and Europe as well as in her native Japan , including performances on Vermont Public Radio, at The Riverside Church, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Minatomirai Hall and at La Schola Cantorum. In 1998, Ms. Takahashi was awarded The Best interpretation Prize by The French Piano Institute in Paris . During the summer of 1999, she was recipient of full scholarship award given by eminent American pianist, Rosalyn Tureck, to attend her series of master classes held at Oxford University in England . She has also performed in master classes of Menahem Pressler (of the Beaux Arts Trio) and Ann Schein, and, has been coached by Jeffry Swann and Golda Wainberg-Tatz. Ms. Takahashi was invited to give a recital at the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila in Mexico , which was followed by a series of master classes given by her. As the winner of Artists International award, Minobu Takahashi was presented in her New York recital debut during the 1999 season at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, receiving highest acclaim. She was invited to perform on Alumni-Winner series during the following seasons 2000 and 2001, in which she again received highest critical acclaim. Minobu Takahashi resides in Tokyo , Japan where she is active as a solo and chamber musician.

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