Pianist and Levine alum Keiju Takehara returns for a special performance for our Levine community.
Keiju Takehara studied at Levine Music for over ten years with Pamela Sverjensky and Martin Labazevitch. While at Levine, he participated in the Honors Program and was the 2014 senior division winner of the Cogen Concerto Competition.
Keiju has performed across the United States and Japan and has been featured on Classical WETA and WQXR radio. In 2016, he was awarded the Rosalyn Tureck Prize at the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition. In 2019, he was awarded first place in the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival and Competition. He has also performed in master classes for the Emerson String Quartet, Barry Douglas, Joseph Kalichstein, Alexander Korsantia, Robert Levin, Robert McDonald, Lambert Orkis, Susan Starr, and Vladimir Tropp.
Keiju received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music while studying with Horacio Gutierrez. He has an affinity for chamber music and enjoys working with other musicians. He had the privilege of premiering two chamber compositions by Jaegone Kim: “Le Cirque” (2018) for piano four hands, and “A travers une sphere de verre” (2019) for clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello.
Levine Music gratefully acknowledges Jane and Robert Loeffler, as well as the support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.