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Takahiro Sonoda
†2004
piano
Biography
Takahiro Sonoda (1928-2004) was born in Tokyo, where he initiated his studies under Leo Sirota. Later, he furthered his studies in Paris under the tutelage of Marguerite Long, and in Berlin under Helmut Roloff. Following his debut as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonie in 1958, he has travelled extensively worldwide for his concert tours. He has appeared with a number of leading orchestras under such renowned conductors as Sergiu Celibidache, André Cluytens, Wolfgang Sawallish and many others. He was a member of the Japanese Academy of Arts and had an active life as a leading concert pianist and recording artist in Japan. He has also been an active member of juries at major international competitions, to name a few, the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the Tchaikovsky and the Van Cliburn Competitions.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final piano 2003Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 2003Member of the jury
First round piano 2003Member of the jury
PIANO 2003Member of the jury
Final piano 1999Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 1999Member of the jury
First round piano 1999Member of the jury
PIANO 1999Member of the jury
Final piano 1995Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 1995Member of the jury
First round piano 1995Member of the jury
PIANO 1995Member of the jury
Final piano 1991Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 1991Member of the jury
First round piano 1991Member of the jury
PIANO 1991Member of the jury
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