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Takashi Shimizu
Takashi Shimizu was born in 1953, in Yokosuka, Japan. Having started playing the violin at the age of 6, he won the all-Japan violin competition just three years later. That same year, he made his television debut, playing with the NHK Symphony Orchestra for the wedding celebrations of H.I.M. Prince Hitachi. At 17, laureate of three national competitions, he was awarded a scholarship to study under Jasha Heifetz for three years, at the University of Southern California. In 1975, he won the 3rd prize in the Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris, and subsequently took 2nd prize in the 1978 Carl Flesch Competition (London), the 1st prize in Granada (1979) and then, the 3rd prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition (1980). He also studied at the Guildhall School of Music, with Yfrah Neaman. Takashi Shimizu is now combining a career as soloist with that of a teacher at the University of Fine Arts, Tokyo.
Final violin 1997Member of the jury
Semi-final violin 1997Member of the jury
First round violin 1997Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1997Member of the jury
Closing concert violin 1980Soloist
Laureates' concert with the 1st, 3rd and 5th laureate violin 1980Soloist
Final 1980: Takashi ShimizuSoloist
Semi-final 1980: Takashi ShimizuSoloist
VIOLIN 1980Third Prize
Final 1980: Takashi Shimizu
Frederik van Rossum : Concerto n. 1 op. 37 (ONB, Georges Octors)
Final 1980: Takashi Shimizu
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Sonata n. 28 in E flat major KV 380 (Pianist accompanist : Rina Radek)
Final 1980: Takashi Shimizu
Henryk Wieniawski : Concerto n. 1 in F sharp minor op. 14 (ONB, Georges Octors)
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