Tadaaki OTAKA

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1947-11-08
Education Toho Gakuen Sch of Music (second prize Min-On Conducting Competition), Vienna Hochschule (Austrian State scholar)
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Recreations fishing, tennis, cooking
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Style Mr Tadaaki Otaka, CBE
Career conductor; began playing violin aged 5, studied conducting under Prof Hideo Saito and Prof Hans Swarowsky, student at NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corp) Symphony Orch 1968-70; professional broadcasting debut 1971 with NHK Symphony Orch (asst conductor various int tours 1969-73), NY debut 1985 with American Symphony Orch; perm conductor Tokyo Philharmonic Orch 1971-91 (conductor laureate 1991-), conductor NHK New Year Opera Concert annually 1980-, chief conductor Sapporo Symphony Orch 1981-, princ conductor BBC Nat Orch of Wales 1987-95 (conductor laureate 1996-), chief conductor Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orch 1992-, music advsr and princ conductor Kioi Sinfonietta Japan 1995-, dir Britten-Pears Orch 1998-2001, princ guest conductor Melbourne Symphony Orch 2010-, prem conductor NHK Symphony Tokyo 2010-, designate artistic dir New Nat Theatre Tokyo 2010-; made various int tours incl: Vienna, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Russia, Indonesia, Australia, N America, Far East (BBC NOW); worked with other orchs incl: London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hallé, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Brno State Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Turku Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, Dresden Philharmonic, Polish Nat Radio Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, Strasbourg Philharmonic; opera: Salome (Welsh Nat Opera) 1991; various recordings with BBC Welsh Symphony Orch, Britten's Peter Grimes with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orch; Suntory Music Award 1992, Hon Doctorate Univ of Wales 1993
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