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Masataka Takada Piano Recital

Masataka Takada Piano Recital


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Masataka Takada Piano Recital

Venue: Tsuda Hall

All seats are unreserved General 4000 yen Student 2500 yen


B. Bartok: Etude for left hand
B. Bartk: Etude for the left hand

K. Szymanowski: Theme and Variations op.3
K.Szymanowski: Theme Varie op.3

AN Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for left hand op.9
ANScriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for the left hand op.9

J.Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor op.5
J.Brahms: Sonate fr Klavier Nr.3 f-moll op.5


*Songs and song order are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.


Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1977. Started playing the piano at the age of 5. In 1996, while enrolled at Toho Gakuen University, he won the 1st prize in the piano section of the Suita Music Competition. In 1999, he won the 1st prize at the 68th Music Competition of Japan, as well as the Masuzawa Prize, Nomura Prize, Iguchi Prize, and Kawai Prize. After graduating, Mannes Conservatory of Music (New York), Hanga
Studied at the Lee National Liszt Conservatory and the Italian National Santa Cecilia Conservatory, graduating from the same conservatory in 2009 with top honors. Received the "President of the Italian Republic/Sinopoli Award" given to the most outstanding graduates. Attend the award ceremony at the presidential palace and receive a medal and prize money from the president. During his studies so far, he has received grants from the Meiji Yasuda Quality of Life Foundation, the Rohm Music Foundation, and the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Emerging Artists Study Abroad Program.
2nd place in the 2nd Sendai International Music Competition in 2004. 2005 Jaen International Piano Competition (Spain) 3rd prize, AMA Calabria International Piano Competition (Italy) 1st prize. 2006 Maria Callas Grand Prix Piano Category (Greece) highest prize. 2nd prize at the Liszt International Piano Competition (Germany). In 2008, he won the 2nd prize in the piano section of the Montreal International Music Competition (Canada), and won many prizes in international competitions. In addition, he received the 53rd Kanagawa Cultural Award Future Award and the 18th Kyoto Aoyama Music Award.
He has performed in recitals and music festivals not only in Japan but also in Italy, Holland, Portugal, Germany and other European countries. Performed at the 2005 Coimbra International Music Festival in Portugal, the 2007 Wagner Music Festival in Germany, the 2008 Italy Noto International Music Festival (Sicily), and the 2009 Krakow International Piano Festival in Poland. . His performances with famous conductors and orchestras both in Japan and abroad have been highly acclaimed. So far, he has studied under Masako Tsujii, the late Yoshiki Moriyasu, Nobuyoshi Kato, Jerome Rose, Georges Nardre, and Sergio Pertica Rolli.

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