Takumi Taguchi

14, USA/Japan

Takumi Taguchi began violin studies using the Suzuki Method when he was 2. A student of Simon James and Hiro David, Takumi won the 2015 Seattle Young Artist Music Festival Concerto Competition, the 2013 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award (Music of Remembrance), and the 2013 16th Suzuki World Convention Concerto Competition. Takumi was one of the Student Artists at the 2015 Starling-DeLay Symposium at The Juilliard School. He is also an avid chamber musician. During the summer, he studies with Gerardo Ribeiro at the Meadowmount School of Music in New York.

“The Menuhin Competition means a world to me. I’ve always wanted to be a part of this event ever since I first learned about it. I look forward to taking part in this celebration of Lord Menuhin’s legacy by playing and listening to great music, as well as making new friends in London. Hope to see you there!” (Takumi Taguchi)