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Muneyoshi Takahashi

Grand-Prix winner of the 2003 Toho Transcendental Technique Competition, Japanese violinist Muneyoshi Takahashi is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. His teachers have included Koichiro Harada, founder of the Tokyo String Quartet and Mikhail Kopelman, former leader of the Borodin String Quartet. He has also performed in master classes with Thomas Brandis, Zakhar Bron, Vadim Gluzman, Rainer Küchl, Philippe Quint and Zvi Zeitlin.

He is also concertmaster of Nova Philharmonic, One World Symphony, Toho Gakuen Orchestra Academy, and guest concertmaster of the Japan Philharmonic. He has also played with orchestras such as the American Symphony, Chaleston Symphony, Izmir Symphony (Turkey), New Japan Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic and under the baton of Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, and Toshio Hosokawa to name a few.

Mr. Takahashi is also dedicated to music education. He is currently Music Director of Hamilton-Madison House Music School and is on the faculty of the Greenwich International Conservatory and the Inter School Orchestras of New York.