Eriko Takahashi

Eriko Takahashi / Music festival „Clavis“

A native of Yokohama, Japan, Eriko Takahashi studied piano at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. After her graduation she moved to Austria and completed a Master of Arts degree in piano under Gottfried Hemetsberger at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, where she also studied piano chamber music under Till Alexander Körber and instrumental pedagogy. She also received fortepiano lessons by Wolfgang Brunner.

She participated in numerous master classes, especially by Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Jacques Rouvier and Anna Malikova. She has been awarded in the following national and international piano competitions: "Les Splendeurs" (Tokyo), the Competition of the Keyboard Instrument Institute (Linz), the Professor Dichler Competition (Vienna), “Cittá di Barletta” (Italy), “Premio Accademia Giovani” (Rome), and the Julian Cochran Piano Competition (Warsaw). In 2015 she is awarded a scholarship from the Rotary Club Wels. At the age of 11 she performed with Roland Bader and Capella Cracoviensis in a concert in Tokyo. In 2013 she appeared in the anniversary concert of Benjamin Britten at the Brucknerhaus in Linz. As a soloist, chamber music player and vocal accompanist, she gave performances in numerous concerts in Austria and other countries of Europe, such as Germany, France and Poland.