Takako Ono    Pianist & Composer    

Biography  English

Born  in Yokohama, Japan, Takako Ono from her earliest childhood on showed great interest inmusic, theatre and fine arts. She emphatically leaned on her parents for permission to attendthe "YAMAHA Early Musical Education Course" and, at the age of seven, qualified for the "YAMAHA Special Course" for piano and composition where she was taught by Mariko Kabe. Her  final composition for this course, "Snow Fantasia" for piano and flute op.4, was nominated forthe nationwide „YAMAHA Junior Original Concert“ competition, was met with greatenthusiasm by the audience and was later recorded by professional musicians.

Takako Ono started her piano studies at TOHO Music Conservatory Tokyo with Yuko Ninomiyabefore leaving for Germany in 1999 where she continued her pianistic education with Prof.Manfred Fock at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. A subsequent postgraduate course withProf. Wolfgang Manz at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg helped her elaborate herskills and musical idiom. Likewise did master classes by Lev Naumov, Anatol Ugorski, KlausHellwig, John Perry, Catherine Vickers and Peter Feuchtwanger give her the opporunity to workwith other internationally renowned pianists and teachers.

Even before completing her studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Takako Ono was awardeda first Prize at the Mozartverein Chamber Music Competition together with her piano trio "dolce", and another prize at the Pescara International Piano Competition. In 2003 she completed herstudies with distinction in her graduate recital.

In numerous inspirational piano recitals and chamber music concerts in Japan and all overEurope, she managed to captivate her audience just like in piano concertos where sheperformed with the Sinfonica di Pescara and the Nürnberger Symphoniker.

Lately, and alongside her career as a pianist and teacher, Takako Ono has increasingly beenseeking her personal artistic expression and development again within the realm of her owncompositions.

Takako Ono received"YoungClassixAward2015"by Klassik Radio.