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 toattendthe "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 nominatedforthe nationwide „YAMAHA Junior Original Concert“ competition, was met withgreatenthusiasm by the audience and was later recorded by professional musicians.

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

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

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

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

Takako Ono received"YoungClassixAward2015"by Klassik Radio.