Meet the Musicians Violin

Takako Masame


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.

About Takako:

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.