在籍中、音楽院からの全額奨学金で渡仏。フランス ヴィラクローズの弦楽カルテットマスタークラスにてアルバンベルグカルテット、イザイカルテットのメンバーにレッスンを受ける。サー・ジョン・バルビローリ賞、ウォルフ・ウォルフィンソングス賞を受賞。








Atsuko Takao Profile

Atsuko Takao was born in Kyoto in 1987 and started learning the violin at the age of 4. Her first teacher was Yukihiko Tsujita. At the age of 14, she won the Examination Board Prize in the Kansai String Music Competition and in the same year she won the Silver Prize in the Musical Contest for children.


In 2002, Atsuko entered the Kyoto Municipal Senior High School of Music.

She consistently held a first class standard throughout her high school studies and she was requested to perform the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No.3 in the Janacek Academy of Music in 2004 and the Ysaye Violin Solo Sonata no.2 in Kyoto Concert Hall in 2005 as a representative of the school.


After she graduated from Kyoto Municipal Senior High School of Music, She entered the Royal Academy of Music with a scholarship to study with Proffessor Diana Cummings. In the Academy, she formed the Jubilee Quartet which was awarded 2nd prize in the Wolf Wolfinsohn String Quartet prize in 2007 and awarded the Sir John Barbirolli prize in 2008. In 2009, the Jubilee Quartet was chosen to study intensively with Thomas Brandis who was previously the concert master of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Atsuko performed the Shostakovich String Quartet No.7 in Thomas’ students’ concert at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2009, she was selected to take part in a series of master classes in the south of France where she was tutored by Miguel da Silva (Ysaye Quartet) and Hatto Beyerle (former member of the AlbanBerg Quartet). In January 2010, she was chosen to perform as a part of the Schumann festival at the RAM where she performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet EMajor Op.44. In June 2010, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Music (Bachelor of Music) with first class hours.


In 2011 she had her debut concert in Kyoto Alti Hall and performed the Ysaye Violin Solo Sonata No.4. She also performed Wolton Sonata for Violin and Piano in a Fresher’s concert. In 2012, she had a music tutor in 13 different place from Hokkaido to Kyusyu.

After her graduation of the Royal Academy of Music in 2013, she moved back to Japan and establish  ‘Atsuko Takao Music Company’ in Tokyo. She has performed many places such as


From her youth, she loved to share the excitement and happiness of playing music with her audiences and take part in many voluntary concerts such as performances in care homes and nursery schools.



Performing Experience


Bach Violin Solo Sonata and Partita (Sonata 1 G-minor Partita 1 B-minor, Partita 2 D-minor Partita 3 E-major)

Ysaye: Violin Solo Sonata No.2 in Kyoto Concert Hall

Ysaye: Violin Solo Sonata No.4 in Kyoto Alti Hall

Chausson Poem for violin and orchestra

Saint-saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Sarasate Introduction and Tarantella

Bartok Romanian Folk Dances

Saint-saens: Violin Concerto No.3 in Janacek Academy of Music (Brno,Czech)

Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto 1st movement in Westy Hall (Kyoto)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto 1st movement in Royal Academy of Music (Final Recital at RAM)


Music course

Academie Musicale de Villecroze


Chamber music Experience


Brahms: Violin Sonata No.1, No.3 in Royal Academy of Music Duke’s Hall, DJ Hall

Beethoven Violin Sonata Dmajor Op.12-1 in Royal Academy of Music DJ Hall

Walton Violin Sonata in Kyoto Music Hall

Debussy: Violin Sonata in Royal Academy of Music Concert Hall



Haydn Piano Trio Hob,XV:6 F-major in Well in Janacek Academy of Music (Brno Czech)

Haydn Piano Trio Hob,XV:27 C-major in Well Tobata Hall (Fukuoka)

Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.1 in Well Tobata Hall (Fukuoka)

Igor Stravinsky Clarinet Trio ‘The Soldier’s Tale’ in Kyoto Music High School


String Quartet

Haydn String Quartet Op.20 No.2 Hob:32

Mozart String Quartet No.20 ‘Hoffmeister’ in Villecroze (France)

Beethoven Op.18-4 in the Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music

Beethoven Op59-3 (Razumovsky) in Colston Hall (Bristol)

Dvorak String Quartet No.13 in Charles University (Prague Czech) (awarded 2nd prize in the Wolfe Wolfinsohn String Quartet prize)

Smetana String Quartet No.1 ‘From My Life’ in Charles University (Prague Czech)

Shostakovich String Quartet No.7 in Colston Hall (Bristol)


Quintet, Sextet

Schumann Piano Quintet EMajor Op.44 in Duke’s Hall (part of Schumann festival at the RAM,)

Brahms String Sextet No.2 Op.36 in Duke’s Hall (with the RAM’S visiting professor of viola, Hartmut Rohde)