Kevin Takeda, 21, studies piano with Professor Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. He began his studies at the age of 11, and at 13 began attending Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied with Dr. Thomas Lymenstull. He has been a prizewinner in several competitions such as the MTNA, the EMF Solo and Concerto Competitions, the Mondavi National Young Artists Competition, the David Dubois National Piano Competition, the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition, the Marian Garcia Collegiate Piano Competition, and was a National NFAA YoungArts winner.
Kevin has appeared on Interlochen Public Radio several times, and has performed in renowned venues such as the Detroit Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. Recently, Kevin performed Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion in a chamber performance in Juilliard’s Morse Hall. An avid Bach enthusiast, Kevin will perform the complete first volume of the Well Tempered Clavier in 2021. He has been invited to attend many summer festivals such as Interlochen Arts Camp, Eastern Music Festival, Texas State International Piano Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, the Southeastern Piano Festival, Pianofest in the Hamptons, and Aspen Music Festival and School.