Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jarrett Takaki | 3rd Prize | Piano | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Jarrett Takaki, Age 19
Score: 86.43

Jarrett Takaki, age 19, is a freshman at the Cleveland Institute of Music, in the piano studio of Antonio Pompa-Baldi. As a co-founder of 88Keys to Cure, Jarrett found that through music, he has the ability to inspire audiences to support those in need. As such, he participated in a benefit Master Class at the Cleveland Steinway Piano Gallery, after which, proceeds were donated to the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

While in the studio of Sueanne Metz, Jarrett performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante in Perugia Italy, the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago, the Harper College Symphony Orchestra and the MostArts Orchestra at Alfred University in New York. He was a prizewinner in the 2017 YoungArts Competition, the 2017 ENKOR International Music Competition, the 2017 IIYM International Piano Competition the New York Piano Festival and Piano Competition, and the concerto and solo piano division of the 2016 American Prize National Competition in the Performing Arts. In the summer of 2016, Jarrett won the Grand Prize in the Senior Solo and Concerto Divisions of the Indiana Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition. He has received first place awards at the DePaul University Concerto Festival for Young Performers, the American Fine Arts Festival International Piano Competition, The Walgreens National Concerto Competition, the Emilio Del Rosario Concerto Competition, The Lee Piano Competition at Augustana College, and the Tennessee Tech Young Artist Piano Competition. In 2012, Jarrett won second place in the Junior Division of the Cleveland International Piano Competition and was a finalist in the 2013 Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition. He has performed at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center, Daley Plaza, Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Park, the Sala De Notori in Perugia Italy, the Tarkington Center and the Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts and Warner Hall at Oberlin College. Jarrett was a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, and the Japanese National Honor Society at New Trier High School.

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 850 (3:14)
Liszt: Ballade No.2, S.171 (15:11)