Takumi Taguchi – Violin Soloist – March Concert



Takumi Taguchi, a sophomore at Shorewood High School in Shoreline, WA, is a student of Simon James of the Seattle Symphony and piano collaborator Hiro David, having previously studied with Mihoko Hirata. He has won several competitions, including the 2013 16th Suzuki World Convention Concerto Competition the 2013 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award presented by Music of Remembrance, the 2015 Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, the 2016 KING FM Young Artist Awards/ Monika Meyer Clowes Memorial Award by the Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the 2016 Seattle Symphony Young Artist Awards.  Additionally, he was a semifinalist at the 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition in Zhuhai, China, and 2016 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in London, UK. He was a member of the Pike Street Quartet which won the coveted Haydn Prize and Bronze Medals at 2015 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition. As one of ten student artists selected for the 2015 Starling-DeLay Symposium for Violin Studies, Takumi performed in master classes and recitals at the Juilliard School in New York.  He had spent two summers at Meadowmount School of Music before he joined Aaron Rosand Intensive Violin Program at Summit Music Festival on a merit scholarship. He is a regular performer on the Music of Remembrance concerts at Benaroya Recital Hall both as a soloist and chamber musician often collaborating with members of the Seattle Symphony.  Outside of music, he has been enjoying Japanese calligraphy for the past 10 years.


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