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 "YAMAHAEarly 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 thiscourse, "Snow Fantasia" for piano and flute op.4, was nominatedforthe nationwide „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 withProf.Manfred Fock atthe Musikhochschule Lübeck. A subsequent postgraduate coursewithProf. Wolfgang Manz atthe Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg helped her elaborateherskills and musical idiom.Likewise did master classes by Lev Naumov, Anatol Ugorski,KlausHellwig, John Perry, CatherineVickers and Peter Feuchtwanger give her the opporunity toworkwith other internationally 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 pianotrio "dolce", andanother prize at the Pescara International Piano Competition. In 2003 shecompleted herstudies withdistinction 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 theSinfonica 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.

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