ARTISTS

Violin KUBOTA Takumi

PROFILE


Takumi Kubota embarked on her international career when she won the first prize in the International Music Competition in Munich in September, 1984 as the first Japanese violinist. In the following year, she performed with Bayerisches Staatsorchester/Wolfgang Sawallish, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, and appeared in recitals in Trieste, Milan, Hamburg, Bremen, Dortmund and a Munich suburb, earning wide recognition among the European musical circles.
 
Born in Tokyo, Takumi Kubota studied violin under Yukio Fukushima, Hideko Nishijima, Shigeru Toyama and Toshiya Eto. After graduated from the prestigious Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, she entered Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien in 1978 to study with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, and took his master class during the Lucerne Festival. Between 1980 and 1981, Kubota was a soloist with the Austria Radio Symphony Orchestra along with Schneiderhan. Her appearance with the orchestra of Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien at Wiener Musikverein in 1981 met with high critical acclaim.
 
From her two professional bases in Vienna and Tokyo, Takumi Kubota extensively travels with recital and concerto engagements in musical centers in Europe and Japan. Addition to above, she appeared at Marlboro Music Festival, subscription concert of Munich Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, performed with Sawallish, Berglund, Gielen, Tjeknavorian and so on. She also toured North America with the Cologne Camber Orchestra and Toured Europe with Deutsche Bachsolisten conducted by Helmut Winschermann as a soloist.
 
Out of her keen interest for chamber music, Kubota formed Vienna Piano Quartet in 1988. The pianist of this group is Avo Kuyumjian, who had frequently been her duo partner. Their duo recitals in Japan since 1990 were enthusiastically praised for their performances characterized as having remarkable techniques, sensitivity and passion. In 1998, she toured with Vadim Sakharov, her duo partner for a long time and their collaborations have received high praises from the critics and the public. Since 2007, she has been collaborating with new partner Paul Gulda, they had a complete cycle of Brahms Violin Sonata, not only concerts but also its recording has been still acclaimed by critics and public.
 
She has released many recordings such as “J.S.Bach: Partita for Solo Violin”, “Kreisler Album”, “Schubert Recital/Duo Works”, “Prokofiev:Violin Sonata No.1&2”, “J.S.Bach:Complete Violin Sonatas” and “Brahms:Complete Violin Sonatas”.
 
Kubota is a member of the Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Mito Chamber Orchestra for 20 years, tours the United States many times since 1989 with Seiji Ozawa, and teaches at Toho Gakuen School of Music and Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music.

Alter Refrain (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
Liebesleid (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
Midnight Bells (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
Schon Rosmarin (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
Tempo di minuetto (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
Rondino (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
Caprice Viennois (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
Chanson Louis XIII et Pavane in the style of Couperin (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
Gluck/Kreisler: Melodie from 'Orphée et Eurydice' (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
Liebesfreud (Takumi KUBOTA) (YouTube)
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