Meet the Musicians Violin
Orchestra member since 1985
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Education: New England Conservatory of Music, Toho Gakuen School of Music
Studied with: Dorothy Delay, Yoshio Unno, Etsuko Hirose
Instrument: Takako plays a Giacinto Giovanni Battista Ruggeri violin made in Cremona Italy.
Takako Masame loves to cook, garden, and spend time with a good book. Takako's favorite audition story unfolded as she practiced at the ariport's gate while waiting for it to reopen so she could get to her audition. She listens to jazz and loves what Lake Erie has to offer, including Cleveland's natural settings within the Emerald Necklace.