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Takumi Komoriya


Born into a musical family, Takumi Komoriya completed a diploma of music at Toho Gakuen School of Music before moving overseas to study at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. After relocating to England, he studied under artists such as, Tsugio Tokunaga, Josef Suk and Yfrah Neaman. He won special awards in the Libitz Violin competition as well as the Fuml International Violin competition. He also won the Henryk Szeryng Prize.

He continued to work in England and around Europe recieving favorable reviews in "The STRAD" (magazine for string instruments). After completing a Diploma in performance at the Royal British College of Music (graduating top of his class), he returned to Japan. In 1987, he joined the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and worked as head concert master. In 1991, he won the Idemitsu Music award.

In 1994 and 1996, he was a soloist in the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra's European concerts in Vienna, Munich, Lisbon and Valencia.

In 1996 and 2007 he released two solo recordings. In 1999 he started working as the concertmaster of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. He does regular recitals in Tokyo and also plays as a soloist in the aforementioned orchestras and the Royal Chamber Music Orchestra as well as the Sendai Philharmonic Ocrchestra. Recently, he has been working as a conductor, performing mainly classical repetoires. He successfully conducted the "Classica Hayama" for the opera; "La Bohème."

Currently, he is a Professor of Music at Showa University and an instructor at the Kunitachi College of Music. He is also a member of the Saito Kinen Orchestra as well as the Concert Master of the Yomiuri Japan Symphony Orchestra.



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