Takashi Nagamine

Takashi Nagamine ,Conductor&Violin

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From the tender age of 3, Takashi embarked on a musical journey, mastering the violin under the tutelage of esteemed mentors such as Mae Kato, Saburo Sumi, and Takeaki Sumi, among others. His dedication and talent flourished as he delved into chamber music with luminaries like the Mari Iwamoto String Quartet and Jun Date, refining his skills under their expert guidance. His passion for conducting led him to study under the renowned Kazuyoshi Akiyama, further enriching his musical palette.

In 1974, Takashi achieved recognition, clinching the Encouragement Prize at the All Japan Student Music Contest East Japan. Graduating from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1980, he embarked on a fruitful journey with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, where he showcased his prowess as both a first violin junior player and second violin principal player. In 2012, his outstanding contributions were duly acknowledged as he received the prestigious 32nd Arima Award from the NHK Symphony Orchestra, a testament to his dedication and talent. Subsequently, in 2015, he bid farewell to the orchestra, paving the way for new artistic endeavors.

Currently, Takashi continues to captivate audiences as a soloist in orchestral performances and recitals, while also enchanting listeners as a chamber musician alongside luminaries such as Wolfgang Sawallisch and Peter Schmiedl. His versatility shines as he assumes the role of guest concertmaster in esteemed orchestras including the New Japan Philharmonic and the City Phil, among others.

Moreover, Takashi has ventured into the realm of conducting, earning acclaim for his dynamic interpretations with orchestras like the Sendai Philharmonic. His passion for nurturing the next generation of musicians is evident in his roles as a professor at Kunitachi College of Music, a visiting professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, and a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts. Through his mentorship, he imparts not only violin technique but also invaluable insights into orchestral studies and performance, paving the way for his students' success in auditions for prestigious domestic and international orchestras, including the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.


Since 2010, he has been the artistic director of the Kuji City Cultural Center (Amber Hall) in Iwate Prefecture, where he has produced numerous successful performances. He was also the director of the Icar International Music Festival and the Icar International Music Camp.

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