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Norie Takahashi

Artist .

Norie Takahashi

Norie Takahashi attracted early attention through her competition successes, including at the Beethoven Competition in Bonn (2nd prize, special prize for contemporary work), at the Schubert Competition in Graz (1st prize and audience prize in the song duo), at the Isang Yun Competition in Tongyeong (3rd prize), at the Leeds International Piano Competition (special prize) and at the Reine Elizabeth Brussels Competition (lauréate).
After studying in Tokyo, she continued her training with Klaus Hellwig at the Berlin University of the Arts.
She received numerous artistic suggestions from Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Robert Levin, Ferenc Rados, Pascal Devoyon and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, among others.
Norie Takahashi works as a soloist and chamber musician in many European countries and Asia. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Prague Radio Orchestra, the Bonn Beethoven Orchestra, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Orchestra Tokyo, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Osaka Symphony Orchestra. Her engagements also regularly took her to international festivals, including the Carinthian Summer, the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Männta Music Festival (Finland), the Tongyeong Music Festival (Korea), the Tokyo Spring Festival, the Sendai Music Festival (Japan) and the Meiringen Music Festival (Switzerland), the Kassel Music Days, the Days for New Music in Darmstadt, the “Allegro! Festival” in the Taunus and Moselle festival weeks.
Norie Takahashi's chamber music partners included cellist Johannes Moser, violinist Viviane Hagner and violist Tomoko Akasaka.
Since 2009 she has been actively giving concerts with pianist Björn Lehmann as “PianoDuo Takahashi| Lehmann” in Europe and Asia. Her four previously released recordings received extremely positive reviews (including BR, WDR, Pianonews), and included 'Recommendation of the Month' in 'Fono Forum' and audiophile highlight of the month in 'Stereo', 'Recommendation of the Month'. in Yomiuri-Shimbun and “Special Recommendation” in Record-Geijutsu (Japan).
She has given a number of master classes, including at the MusicAlp festival in Tignes/France, in Beijing and regularly in Japan.
Norie Takahashi has been teaching as an assistant in the piano class of Prof. Björn Lehmann at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2020.

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