Japanese pianist Taketo Kataoka has performed internationally as soloist, chamber musician and vocal pianist with a wide range of repertoire. He has given recitals in Portugal, Spain, South Korea, United States, and Japan.
Mr. Kataoka received numerous prizes such as 1st prize in the Suganami Piano Competition and in the Machida National Piano Competition, 2nd prize in the Verao Classico International Music Academy Classical Summer Awards. He was also a prizewinner in the JPTA Piano Auditions.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Kataoka currently resides in New York where he studies with Jonathan Feldman at The Juilliard School. He received his Bachelor's degree at Tokyo University of the Arts studying with Akira Eguchi. He also attended Rice University where he studied with Brian Connelly.