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Kyoko Takezawa has performed as a soloist with such prominent American music institutions as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and the San Francisco, Cleveland, Baltimore, Saint Louis, Houston, Toronto Symphonies. , Dallas, Montreal, Detroit and Cincinnati. Internationally he has performed with the Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields. London Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Dresden Staatskapelle, Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw, Royal National Orchestra of Scotland, Leipzig Gewandhaus, the National Radio Orchestras, Lyon and Nice in France, Symphony of the NHK and Tokyo Metropolitan and the New Japan Philharmonic. He has worked with the most distinguished directors of our time such as Seiji Ozawa, Sir Colin Davis, Michael Tilson Thomas, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Kurt Masur, Sir Neville Marriner, Leonard Slatkin, Charles Dutoit, Marek Janowski, and Sir Andrew Davis. It has been heard on such notable stages as New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington's Kennedy Center, London's BBC PROMS, Vienna's Musikverein, and Tokyo's Suntory Hall.  Equally active in the recording field, her album with the Brahms Sonatas was recently released for Sony Classical in Japan. Other of his records are on the RCA Victor Red Seal label, such as his album with pieces for violin and piano called Romanza, the Barber Concerto with Leonard Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony, the Elgar and Brahms Concertos with Sir Colin Davis and the Bavarian Radio Symphony, the Second Bartók Concerto with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony, the two Mendelssohn Concertos with Claus Peter Flor and the Bamberg Symphony. His album with French Violin Sonatas was selected as one of the best recordings of 1993 by Stereo Review. He was recently awarded the Idemitsu Prize for his artistic achievements and the Aichi Arts Prize.

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