Takehiro Konoe was born in Amsterdam in 1997. He started receiving violin lessons at the age of four from Professor Coosje Wijzenbeek. He is currently studying at the Sweelinck Academy for exceptionally gifted young musicians.
In August 2008, Takehiro and his sister Mayu were chosen to perform at the “Prinsengracht Children’s Concert” in Amsterdam. Their performance of J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in front of more than 3000 people was broadcast live on television. Later that year, Takehiro Konoe and his sister performed the same piece at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam with the “Nederlands Theater Orkest”. He also participates every year at the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION Bad Ragaz in Switzerland.
The young violinist is a member of the “Ensemble Esperanza”, which is made up of scholarship holders from the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
In May 2015, Takehiro and Mayu Konoe won the 1st prize at the “Prinses Christina Concours” and they will perform with the “Residentie Orchestra”, the “Sinfonietta Rotterdam” and the “Rubens Quartet” in various venues, including the Concertgebouw.
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