Takashi Nagamine

Takashi Nagamine ,Conductor&Violin

Began playing the violin at the age of 3, studying under Mae Kato, Saburo Sumi, Takeaki Sumi, Yutaka Fukumoto, Chikashi Tanaka, and Jean Laurent. Studied chamber music with the Mari Iwamoto String Quartet, Jun Date, and Louis Geller. Studied conducting under Kazuyoshi Akiyama. In 1974, he won the Encouragement Prize at the All Japan Student Music Contest East Japan. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1980 and joined the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Played as 1st violin junior player and 2nd violin principal player. In 2012, he was awarded the 32nd Arima Award by the NHK Symphony Orchestra in recognition of his achievements. In 2015, he left the group.

Currently, he is active as a soloist in orchestral performances, recitals, and as a chamber musician with Wolfgang Sawallisch, Peter Schmiedl, and Wenzel Fuchs. As a guest concert master, he has appeared in orchestras such as the New Japan Philharmonic, City Phil, Sendai Philharmonic, Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, Shinsei Japan Symphony Orchestra (now Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra).

In addition, he has recently expanded his activities as a conductor, such as conducting the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and receiving favorable reviews.

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, he also teaches younger generations. His instruction is not limited to violin playing, but extends to orchestral studies and orchestral playing. Many of his students have passed the auditions of 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 is also the director of the Icar International Music Festival and the Icar International Music Camp.

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