Ayako Tahara


Ayako Tahara
Ayako Tahara won first place and the audience award at the 11th Tokyo Music Competition. She also won the overall Grand Prix at the 9th Romanian International Music Competition. She holds regular solo recitals in Japan and overseas and has performed extensively as a soloist with various orchestras including the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also expanding her range of activities as a chamber music player, performing with renowned artists from Japan and abroad. Tahara is deeply involved in contemporary music and regularly receives commissions for new works. She has been involved in many Japan-first and world-first performances. She was the winner of the 23rd Hotel Okura MusicAward. On television, she has appeared on numerous shows including TV Asahi’s “Untitled Concert”, NHK-BS “Classical Concert Hall”, and NHK-FM’s “Recital Nova”. She has also performed at numerous festivals including the Miyazaki International Music Festival, Takefu International Music Festival, the Spring Festival in Tokyo, the Suntory Hall Chamber Music Garden and the International Music Festival Nippon. After graduating the Toho Gakuen College of Music, Tahara studied at The École Normale de Musique de Paris, Toho Gakuen College of Music Graduate School, and the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, graduating top of her class on each occasion. She has studied under Hamao Fujiwara, the late Nobuo Okada, Bruno Pasquier, and Veit Hertenstein. In addition to working with Music Dialogue, she also performs with the Ensemble of Tokyo, the Aile String Quartet, La Luce String Octet, and Trio Rizzle. She plays a violin by Paolo Antonio Testore on loan from the Suntory Foundation for Arts.

CHANEL Pygmalion Days Chamber Music Series Artist.

(As of November 2023)