Renowned pianist Taketo Kataoka has been internationally acclaimed through his multifaceted career as soloist, chamber musician and vocal pianist. He frequently appears at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Alice Tully Hall. He also has given recitals in the United States, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, South Korea, and Japan.
Mr. Kataoka received 1st prize in the Suganami Piano Competition and Machida National Piano Competition, 2nd prize in the Verao Classico International Music Academy Classical Summer Awards among others. He was also a prizewinner in the JPTA Piano Auditions.
As an enthusiastic chamber musician, he works closely with faculty members in major conservatories such as the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes school of Music, New York University and the City University of New York. He also serves as a staff pianist at the esteemed Meadowmount School of Music.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Kataoka currently resides in New York City and serves as a staff pianist at the Juilliard School. He received a Master of Music at the Juilliard School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance at Tokyo University of the Arts. He attended Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.