Eriko Takahashi

A native of Yokohama, Japan, pianist Eriko Takahashi has big interest for less known or forgotten works and also contemporary music. She has given several first performances and received many dedications, and she plays also own compositions.


At the age of 11 she performed with Roland Bader and Capella Cracoviensis in a concert in Tokyo. In 2013 she appeared in the anniversary concert of Benjamin Britten at the Brucknerhaus in Linz. In 2023 she gave a recital in the Joensuu Music Festival. As a soloist, chamber music player and song accompanist, she appeared in numerous concerts in Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Finland and in Japan. She joined in a collaborative performance "Musica Aerea" in 2023 and 2024.

She was a judge in the international piano competition "Clavis St. Petersburg 2017" and "Japan Classical Music 2023". Since 2020 she is a member of Japan Finland Contemporary Music Society. Since 2024 she is teaching piano at the Japan Women University in Tokyo.


She has been awarded especially at the following international piano competitions: “Cittá di Barletta” (Italy 2014), “Premio Accademia Giovani” (Rome 2015), the Julian Cochran Piano Competition (Warsaw 2015) and "Music and Earth" (Sofia 2019). In 2015 she is awarded a scholarship from the Rotary Club Wels.


After her graduation at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Takahashi moved to Austria and completed a Master of Arts degree in piano under Gottfried Hemetsberger, and chamber music under Till Alexander Körber at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, where she also studied instrumental pedagogy, and received fortepiano lessons from Wolfgang Brunner. She studied contemporary music with Joonas Ahonen and other members of the "Klangforum Wien" at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. She received also composing lessons from Ari Romppanen. She participated in numerous piano master classes, especially by Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Jacques Rouvier and Anna Malikova.