Takako Ono    Pianist & Composer    

Biography  English

Born  in Yokohama, Japan, Takako Ono from her earliest childhood on showed great interest in  music, theatre and fine arts. She emphatically leaned on her parents for permission to attend the "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  finalcomposition for this course, "Snow Fantasia" for piano and flute op.4, was nominated for the  nationwide „YAMAHA Junior Original Concert“ competition, was met with great  enthusiasm by the audience and was later recorded by professional musicians.

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

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

In numerous inspirational piano recitals and chamber music concerts in Japan and allover Europe,  she managed to captivate her audience just like in piano concertos where she performed with 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 owncompositions.

Takako Ono received " Young Classix Award 2015" by Klassik Radio.

The JIKU timeline was selected as a repertoire piece for the 19th Friedrich Kuhlau International  Flute  Competition (2021) in Category II (2 flutes and piano). In 2021 released two  albums "TakakoOno  Works JIKU" and "Ensemble Lunata JIKU" by Lebel Musica-Gloria.