Miki Takahashi – violin
Miki Takahashi is a period violinist, performing as a soloist and a chamber musician world wide. In 2005, she won first prize and the special prize for stylistic ornamentation at the Third International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg, Germany. In that same year, Miki was awarded with the first prize as well as the audience prize at the International Music Competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges.
In subsequent years, Miki has appeared as a soloist at the Telemann Festival, Leipzig Bach Festival, Printemps des Arts 23eme Festival Baroque in Nantes, as well as giving her debut solo recital at Tokyo’s Hakuju hall in Japan and at The Schubert Club in Minnesota, USA. Her repertoire stretches from early baroque music such as Marini, Pandolfi to contemporary music.
Miki has made solo appearances with various ensembles including les Nations Japan, Musica Fiorita, Il Gardelino, Ensemble San Soucis Berlin, Brandenburg Baroque Soloists and Collegium Musicum 90. She is currently principal first/second violinist with the Feinstein Ensemble and a member of Den Haag Piano Quintet, a historical piano quintet consisting of violin, viola, cello, double bass and a fortepiano. Miki has worked as co-leader with Early Opera Company, St. James’s Baroque players, La Nuova Musica, Classical Opera Company and the Gabrieli Consort. She has worked with distinguished artists as Enrico Onofri, Monica Hugget, Marcel Ponseele, Jan de Winne, Lorenzio and Vittorio Ghielmi, Jean Lamon, Elisabeth Wallfisch, Andrew Manze, Alfredo Bernardini, Simon Standage, Amandini Bayer, Martin Feinstein, Catherine Manson, Mauris Stegmer, Glenn Wilson and Richard Gwilt.