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Ayako Tahara


Japanese violist Ayako Tahara born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1994.
She studied the viola at the Toho Gakuen High School of Music and Toho Gakuen College of Music

with Nobuo Okada and Hamao Fujiwara. 
Also chamber music studied under Koichiro Harada, Kazuoki Fujii, Hakuro Mohri,

Katsurako Mikami, Nobuko Yamazaki and Kazuhide Isomura. 
After graduated with honors the Toho Gakuen College,

she is studying Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Bruno Pasquier since 2016

and Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Veit Hertenstein since 2019.

Won the first prize at 10th Tokyo Music Competition with Special Audience Prize.

9th International Romania Music Competition with the grand prix (the highest award through six branches)

and Rumanian national radio station prize in 2013. 

And joined the Viola Master Class in Otaru, Viola Space,

Ozawa Iternational Camber Music Academy in Okushiga, Verbier Festival Academy,

Festival Pablo Casals Academy, Kronberg Festival Academy,

Great Mountains Music Festival & School by the scholarship.
She has also participated in masterclasses with Nobuko Imai, Antoine Tamestit,

Tabea Zimmerman, Gérard Caussé, Hartmut Rohde, Diemut Poppen, Máté Szűcs,

Masao Kawasaki and Ryo Sasaki.

She performed solo recital many times in Japan(Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka etc.) and Paris.

Also appearance as chief player at Orchestra in The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

and Japan Century Symphony Orchestra. 

Ayako Tahara was invited at Takefu International Music Festival,

Miyazaki International Music Festival, International Music Festival NIPPON,

Le Pont International Music Festival, CHANEL Ginza Chamber Music Series and more. 
Then she played chamber music with : Regis Pasquier, Nobuko Imai,

Martin Beaver, Stephen Orton, Paul Huang, Wendy Chen, Nabil Shehata,

Akiko Suwanai, Heiichiro Ohyama, Ryoko Fukazawa, Kei Ito,

Tsugio Tokunaga, Ikuyo Nakamichi, Nobuko Yamazaki, Hakuro Mohri. 

Member of Aile String Quartet since 2011, La Luce String Octet since 2013.

Ayako Tahara performed concertos for solist with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra,

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and many more. 
She appeared in the radio program NHK-FM “ Recital Nova“

and the TV program NHK-BS “ Classical Music Club “ , TV-ASAHI “Untitled Concert”. 

Scholarship student of Rohm Music Foundation, Japan Foundation of Musicians,

Ezoe Memorial Foundation and The Meiji Yasuda Cultural Foundation.

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