Ayako Tahara


Ayako Tahara
Ayako Tahara born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1994. She won 1st prize and the Special Audience Prize at the 11th Tokyo Music Competition, and grand prix and the Rumanian National Radio Station Prize at the 9th International Romania Music Competition in 2013.
She graduated from Toho Gakuen College of Music in March, 2017 where she studied under Hamao Fujiwara and Nobuo Okada. In addition, she has studies chamber music under Koichiro Harada, Kazuoki Fujii, Hakuro Mohri, Katsurako Mikami, Nobuko Yamazaki and Kazuhide Isomura. She is currently studying at École Normale de Musique de Paris under Bruno Pasquier and Nobuo Okada.
She has attended the Viola Master Class in Otaru, VIOLA SPACE, Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy in Okushiga, and the Great Mountains Music Festival & School on a scholarship, and has took masterclasses of Prof. Nobuko Imai, Antoine Tamestit, Bruno Pasquier, Hartmut Rohde, Diemut Poppen, Masao Kawasaki and Ryo Sasaki.
Ayako Tahara performed concertos as a soloist with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared in the NHK-BS premium TV program “Classical Music Club”, on the NHK-FM radio program “Recital NOVA”, and on Yokohama-FM. In 2015 and 2016, she received scholarships from the Rohm Music Foundation.
CHANEL Pygmalion Days Chamber Music Series Artist.

(As of April, 2017)