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Takanari Koyama

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Takanari Koyama, Japanese double bassist, was born in Tokyo in 1988.

He began to play the piano at the age of 4 years as well as the double bass at the age of 13.


He studied double bass from 2006 to 2008 at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music under Prof. Hideki Hoshi and continued his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the class of Prof. Josef Niederhammer and Prof. Werner Fleischmann .


In addition, he attended masterclasses, orchestral workshops and private lessons with Kurt Muroki, Eckhard Rudolph, Josef Gilgenreiner, Jurek Dybał, Bogusław Furtok and Božo Paradžik.


Already during his studies, he received the sponsorship award of the Anton Bruckner Association and began his orchestral activities with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and as a principal bassist in Stockholm / Sweden, where he played in the Swedish national youth orchestra under Esa Pekka Salinen from 2010-2012. In 2013, he was admitted to the Orchestra Academy of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and in the season 15/16 and 16/17 he had been the first principal bassist of the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra.


In 2013, Takanari Koyama won the university competition for strings, guitar and harp in Vienna, and in 2014 he was awarded the 3rd International Contrabass Competition in Wroclaw / Poland. And in 2016 he was a participant of the ARD competition in Munich.


He played as a soloist with the Pacific Youth Orchestra Vienna, the Collegium Musicum (Bamberg) and the Salzburg orchestral soloists. Koyama has performed at numerous festivals and solo recitals in Austria, Germany, Poland, Sweden, China and Japan.


Since 2013, he is 1. Principal Bassist of the Goettingen Symphony Orchestra. He also plays regularly as a Principal Bassist the O / Modernt Kammerorkester (Sweden).