Shiho Takeda (left) and Toru Togawa
Shiho Takeda (left) and Toru Togawa

The exciting duo of Toru Tagawa on violin and Shiho Takeda on piano will appear in concert at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 21) in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room. They plan to perform Mozart’s “Violin Sonata in G Major,” K. 301, and Schumann’s “Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor,” Op. 121.

Tagawa has served as music director and conductor of the Tucson Repertory Orchestra since 2011. From Hiroshima, Japan, he started playing violin at age 6. He received his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of Tulsa and his master’s from Florida State University. Additionally, Tagawa earned a master’s in music education from the University of Arizona. He was a finalist for the American Prize in 2014.

Takeda began piano lessons at age 2. She has performed as a piano soloist, in duets, and in chamber groups in Tucson, Phoenix, and Green Valley. With a BS in math and a minor in physics from the University of Arizona, she is currently pursuing a master of music degree in collaborative piano from the UA. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in law at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, Takeda is a dancer and artist.

Written by Sharon Stetz, Academy Village Volunteer

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Violin, Piano Duo to Play Mozart, Schumann: July 2015
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