Takumi Taguchi is an 8th grader at Odle Middle School in Bellevue.
He has been a student of Simon James of the Seattle Symphony and piano collaborator Hiro David at the Coleman Violin Studio, having previously studied with Mihoko Hirata. Takumi began violin studies at age 2 with the Suzuki Method in Tokyo, Japan. He has won the 2015 Seattle Young Artist Music Festival concerto playoffs, 2015 Simon-Fiset Music Competition by Seattle Music Teachers' Association, 2014 Eastside Symphony Young Artist Competition, the 2011 and 2013 Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competitions, as well as the 2013 Suzuki World Convention Concerto Competition, which invited him to perform with a professional orchestra in Matsumoto, Japan. He is also the recipient of the 2013-14 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award by Music of Remembrance.
Takumi has performed in master classes for Paul Kantor, Frank Almond, Gerardo Ribeiro, Brian Lewis, David Perry, Koji Toyoda, Kenji Kobayashi, Toby Appel, and Steve Harding. Takumi will be attending the Meadowmount School of Music in New York as a scholarship recipient to study under Gerardo Ribeiro. In addition to music, Takumi enjoys karate and Japanese calligraphy.