Takako Nishizaki, Violin

Takako Nishizaki won Second Prize (behind Itzhak Perlman) at the Leventritt International Competition. She has since performed extensively as a soloist and has recorded over 100 CDs. Her Four Seasons sold over a million copies, and The Butterfly Lovers Concerto over three million. Nishizaki was the first student to complete the now-famous Suzuki course. In 1962 she went to the United States, where her teachers included Broadus Erle, Joseph Fuchs, Louis Persinger, and Aldo Parisot. Nishizaki owns two Curtin violins.

Takako Nishizaki | Naxos Records