Miki Takahashi is a period violinist, performing as a soloist and a chamber musician world-wide. Born in Japan, she studied at Toho-Gakuen University of Music with Koichiro Harada, then in Toronto with Professor Lorand Fenyves, where she graduated from the Glenn Gould School Toronto with a Bachelors Degree and an Advanced Certificate at the University of Toronto.In 2005, she won first prize as well as the special prize for stylistic ornamentation at the Third International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg, Germany. In that same year, Miki was awarded with the first prize as well as the audience prize at the International Music Competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges. Subsequently, Miki has appeared as a soloist at the Telemann Festival, Leipzig Bach Festival, Printemps des Arts 23eme Festival Baroque (Nantes), as well as giving her debut solo recital at Tokyo’s Hakuju hall in Japan and at The Schubert Club in Minnesota, USA. Her repertoire stretches from early baroque music such as Marini, Pandolfi and the forgotten repertoire of funerary violinists, to contemporary music. Miki was accepted onto the Academia Montis Regalis Baroque Orchestra Academy in 2005 as leader and as principal second violin, where she performed Vivaldi’s concerto for two violins with Enrico Onofri. She has made solo appearances with various ensembles including les Nations Japan, Musica Fiorita (Basel), Feinstein Ensemble, Leipziger Barockorchester, Il Gardelino (Belgium), Ensemble Sans Souci Berlin, and Collegium Musicum 90. She is currently principal second violin with the Feinstein Ensemble, has worked as co-leader with St. James’s Baroque players and the Gabrieli Consort.
As a chamber musician, Ms Takahashi is a member of Den Haag Piano Quintet, and also performs violin-viola duets with Adam Römer, current Viola section leader at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. They have performed at the Mozart society in Japan, given an extensive charity concert tour in East Timor, and appeared as soloists in the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Debrecen-Salzburg Chamber Orchestra.