Yuta Takase First Violin
Yuta Takase, born 1983 in Yokohama (Japan), commenced to learn to play the violin at the age of five. In 1999, Yuta Takase entered the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris“ where he worked with Prof. Régis Pasquier. In 2002, he finished his violin-studies of “CNSMD de Paris“ with the 1st Prize at the“Récitals du Prix de violin“. Between 2002-2004, he specialized in chamber music with Prof. Jean Mouillère at the “CNSMD de Paris“. In the 1st half year of 2003, he was awarded a scholarship in oder to study at the “ Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (University for music and performing-arts in Vienna)“. Since 2005, he studied at the “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien as a regular student working violin with Prof. Stefan Kamilarov and chamber music with Prof. Johannes Meissl. In 2019, he completed his chamber music master’s degree at the Music Academy Basel with Prof. Rainer Schmidt. He further deepened his musical knowledge with violinists like Midori, Yuko Mori, David Grimal, Ivry Gitlis, Ilia Korol and Sebastian Hamann.
Yuta Takase is Prizewinner at the following international competitions and festivals: Special prize at the Music Festival Aspen-Nagano (Japan) in 1997; 3rd Prize at the International Violin Competition Tibor Varga (Switzerland) in 2000 ; 3rd Prize at the London Oratory International Violin Competition (England) in 2001 ; 4th Prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition (Austria) in 2006 ; 1st Grand Prix at the International Competition for violinists “Nedjalka Simeonova” (Bulgaria) in 2007.
He apeared on wireless programs and television of “NHK” (Japan), „Nippon Television“, „RNC“ and „CATV’s“ (Japan) “Radio courtoisie” (France), “Suisse Romande” (Switzerland), “Bulgarian National Radio” and “ORF” (Austria). As solist , he performed with the “Tokyo Symphony Orchestra”, the “Lithuania Symphony Orchestra” and the “Ensemble Phidias”. He gives recitals in Japan, France and Austria.
He was the founding member of the Pacific Quartet Vienna. Since 2021 he plays with the Festival Strings Lucerne as assistant concertmaster.