Takako IMAI, Flute
was born in Hyogo (Japan) in 1982. She began her musical studies since the age of 3 years with her mother who was piano teacher. She received her bachelors degree of Music in flute from Toho-Gakuen school of Music where she studied with Ryu Noguchi.
In 1997, she obtained a first prize with the congratulations of the jury at the Young Soloist Competition in Japan and the following year she won the Young Talent Music Competition in Tokyo.
In 2005 Takako Imai arrived in France for deepening the french flute. She studied with international flutiste, Jean Ferrandis at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and Patrick Gallois at Conservatory of Aulnay-Sous-Bois which she was awarded the "Premier Pix in flute in 2019. And she was also awarded the "Premier Prix¨ in flute at Conservatory of Dijon under the tutelage of Claire Louwagie.
Takako Imai is based in Paris and working on projects across the globe in a variety of genres from solo, chamber music, and orchestral to electro. She organizes and performs at concerts in France and also continues to perform regularly in recitals and chamber music concerts in Japan. She is first solo flute of the chamber orchestra ¨Ensemble Miraco" in Tokyo, she has played in prestigious halls such as Suntory Hall and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space.