Tomoko Takada Otakeguchi
Japan, Toyoake Aichi Harp
Born in Japan, She graduated from Nagoya University of Arts with a Bachelor of Music degree and received the Golden Prize from the same university. She was awarded the 2012 Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music Outstanding Student Award, and paid a courtesy call on the governor of Aichi Prefecture as a university representative.
She has studied with Emmanuel Ceysson, Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche, Marie-Pierre Langrame, Jana Boušková, Isabelle Perrin and others at the NICE International Academy of Music (France), the Prague Academy of Arts (Czech Republic) and the Svizzera Italiana Conservatory (Switzerland), and performed in concerts with the best graduates. Diploma.
・The 71st Fukui Prefecture Music Competition, 1st Prize and Governor's Prize
・The 9th Gifu International Music Competition, 1st prize in the string section
・Gold Prize and Grand Prize in the String Section of the 13th Kyushu Music Competition
・The 6th Tateshina Music Competition for Strings, Highest Prize
・The 5th Yokohama International Music Competition, Strings Section, First Prize
・18th KOBE International Music Competition for Strings, Excellent Prize and Kobe City Board of Education Prize・MUSIC & STARS AWARDS 1st Prize Golden Star Prize (Estonia)
・4th Poppy Harp Festival 1st Prize for Best Overall Performance (England)
・2021 Grand Metropolitan International Music Competition 1st Prize Platinum Prize (Montreal)
・2021 Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, 1st prize (London)
・2021 First Prize in the 2nd ISCART International Music Competition -Scholarship ex-aequo (Switzerland)
・International Moscow Music Competition 1st Prize (Russia)
・Platinum prize at the 5th Edition Quebec Music Competition (Canada)
・INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION LEOPOLD BELLAN 95TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Second Prix and mention speciale for Grandjany Prize (Paris)
・MUSE 2021 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION 1st Prize (Greece)
・King’s Peak International Competition Summer 2021 1st Prize (USA Utah)
・Ⅶ Odin International Competition 1st Prize (Estonia)
・The 16th Osaka International Music Competition, 2nd Prize (the highest Japanese prize)
・The 25th Japan Harp Competition, International Professional Division, 4th Prize
・In 2019, she was awarded a grant from the Aichi Bank Foundation for Education and Culture (Aichi Bank)
・In 2015, she performed the Japan premiere of Lei Liang's harp concerto with the orchestra of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music at the University of California, San Diego's "Methodology of the Diverse Age - Composition Concert UCSD⇔AUA Composers Concert".
・In 2016, she performed a concerto by G. Pierné with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra in the "Orchestra Series" organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.