Takako Ono    Pianist & Composer    

Biography  English

Born  in Yokohama, Japan, Takako Ono from her earliest childhood on showed great interestinmusic,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. Herfinalcomposition for  this  course, "Snow Fantasia" for piano and flute op.4, was nominated forthe nationwide „YAMAHA Junior Original Concert“ competition, was met withgreat  enthusiasm by the  audience and was later recorded by professional musicians.

Takako Ono started her piano studies at TOHO Music collegeTokyo with Yuko Ninomiya  before  leaving for Germany in 1999 where she continued her pianistic education with Prof.ManfredFockatthe Musikhochschule Lübeck. A subsequent postgraduate course with Prof.WolfgangManzatthe Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg helped her elaborate her skills and  musicalidiom.  Likewise did master classes by Lev Naumov, Anatol Ugorski, Klaus Hellwig,John Perry,CatherineVickers and Peter Feuchtwanger give her the opporunity to work with 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  3rd 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 she performedwith the  Sinfonica di Pescara and the Nürnberger Symphoniker.

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

Her composition "Haiku Suite Op.11" (piano trio) and "JIKU-Timeline Op.25" (2 flutes & piano)were  published by Syrinx Publisher and 2 CD "Impression" (pagma label) "Trio1&2" havealready  been  released.

Takako Ono received an award at classik Radio Germany "Young Classix Award 2015" and her  composition "5 Elements" for piano and orchestra was performed in Germany (2017) and Japan(2018) conducted by Mr. Tetsuro Ban (General Music Director Regensburg).

JIKU -Timeline for 2 flute and piano Op.25 was selected as a compulsory piece for the 19thFriedrichKuhlau International Flute Competition (2021) in category II (2fl and piano). she releasedtwo  albums "Takako Ono Works JIKU" and "Ensemble Lunata JIKU" by Lebel Musica-Gloria

In October 2022 two works, "The birds of prophechy" for 2 flutes and piano ,"The Castle at Night"for  2 flutes were published by Furore Publisher( Kassel, Germany) and presented at the  International  Flute Convention in France.

2023 project concert with our own orchestral works “Art meets Composition 7” is the premiereof the string orchestra work “beyond the aurora” with funding from the Federal Government forCulture and Media “Neu Start Project Scholarship”.