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 "YAMAHAEarly Musical Education Course" and, at the age of seven, qualified for the "YAMAHASpecial Course" for piano and composition where she was taught by Mariko Kabe. Her finalcomposition for thiscourse, "Snow Fantasia" for piano and flute op.4, was nominated forthenationwide „YAMAHAJunior Original Concert“ competition, was met withgreatenthusiasm by the audience andwas later recorded by professional musicians.
Takako Ono started her piano studies at TOHO Music Conservatory Tokyo with YukoNinomiyabeforeleaving for Germany in 1999 where she continued her pianistic education with Prof.Manfred Fock atthe Musikhochschule Lübeck. A subsequent postgraduate course withProf.Wolfgang Manz atthe Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg helped her elaborate herskills andmusical idiom.Likewise did master classes by Lev Naumov, Anatol Ugorski, KlausHellwig, JohnPerry, CatherineVickers and Peter Feuchtwanger give her the opporunity to workwith otherinternationally renownedpianists and teachers.
Even before completing her studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Takako Ono wasawardedafirst Prize at the Mozartverein Chamber Music Competition together with her piano trio "dolce", andanother prize at the Pescara International Piano Competition. In 2003 she completedherstudies withdistinction 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 withtheSinfonica di Pescara and the Nürnberger Symphoniker.
Lately, and alongside her career as a pianist and teacher, Takako Ono has increasinglybeenseekingher personal artistic expression and development again within the realm of herowncompositions.
Takako Ono received"YoungClassixAward2015"by Klassik Radio.