Harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi has performed extensively in major cities in the U.S. and Japan as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. She graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, and holds a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University. Ms. Ohnishi moved to San Diego in 2007, and has been serving as Lecturer of Harpsichord and Baroque Chamber Music at the University of California, San Diego.
She has been the principal harpsichordist at Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, as well as a soloist and continuo player with Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Gardner Chamber Orchestra and Bach Collegium San Diego. She recently performed a solo recital “All D. Scarlatti Program” at the Boston Early Music Festival and the complete Brandenburg Concertos at the Gardner Museum directed by Paula Robinson. As a performer of contemporary music, Ms. Ohnishi appeared as a guest artist at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance held at the New England Conservatory of Music. She also performed with the Harvard Group for New Music and the Callithumpian Consort.
She is a prizewinner at the International Early Music Harpsichord Competition in Japan. Her first solo CD “A Harpsichord Recital” was selected as an International Special Prized CD by the Japanese leading music magazine Record Gei-jyu-tsu. Her recent recital tour in Japan has been broadcast nationally on NHK TV program “Classic Ku-ra-bu.” As a lecturer, she participated in a lecture series entitled “Historical Performance Practice,” recorded and published by Tokyo’s Muramatsu Gakki company. Her teachers include Arthur Haas, Peter Sykes, John Gibbons and Chiyoko Arita.
Lei Lang: Brush-Stroke (mode 210)