Takumi Taguchi, violin, most recently the winner of the 2017 Vancouver International Music Competition, first performed with Music of Remembrance at the age of 12 as recipient of MOR’s 2013 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award. Currently a student of Simon James and piano collaborator Hiro David, he began violin studies in Tokyo at the age of two. He is the winner of the 2015 and 2017 Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Award; the 2016 KING FM Young Artist Awards/Monika Meyer Clowes Memorial Award by the Seattle Chamber Music Society; the 2016 Seattle Symphony Young Artist Award; and the 2013 Suzuki World Convention Concerto Competition in Matsumoto, Japan. In 2016, Takumi was a semifinalist at the 2016 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in London. He was one of ten student artists chosen to participate in the 2015 and 2017 Starling-DeLay Symposium at the Juilliard School. Since 2016 he has been a scholarship student of Aaron Rosand at the Summit Music Festival.