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Muneyoshi Takayoshi - Violin

Muneyoshi Takayoshi - Violin - Iris String Quartet

Muneyoshi Takahashi

Violinist Muneyoshi Takahashi has been concertmaster of Ensenble du Monde, Nova Philharmonic, One World Symphony, Toho Gakuen Orchestra Achademy, and guest concertmaster of the Japan Philharmonic. He has also played with orchestras such as the American Symphony, Chaleston Symphony, Izmir Symphony(Turkey), New Japan Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic.

A graduate of Eastman School and the top hornor recipant from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, he has studied violin with Koichiro Harada, founder of the Tokyo String Quartet and Mikhail Kopelman, former leader of the Borodin String Quartet. He was semi-finalist of Japan Music Competition and Grand-Prix winner of Toho Trancedental Technique Competition.

He had master classes with Thomas Brandis, Zakhar Bron, Vadim Gluzman, Rainer K├╝chl, Philippe Quint and Zvi Zeitlin. He has participated in renowned festivals such as Pacific Music Festival, Takefu International Music Festival and Miyazaki International Music Festival, where he had opportunities to work with artists such as Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, and Toshio Hosokawa.

Mr. Takahashi is also devoted in education. He has been Music Director of Hamilton-Madison House Music School since 2008.