Takahiro Kim

Composer in residence 2022/2023


Takahiro Kim was born in Sendai, Japan, and began playing the tuba at elementary school. After playing for only one year, he joined the Sendai Jr Orchestra.

After graduation from high school, he moved to Chicago to study at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in the U.S.A. He was the principal tuba of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago during the 2010-2012 seasons.

Takahiro won many solo competitions including the 22nd Leos Janacek International Competition, Brno (Czech Republic), the 33rd Wind & Percussion Competition, Kanagawa (Japan), the 7th International Brass & Percussion Competition, Jeju (South Korea) and the 2nd Annual Brass Festival Solo Competition, Chicago (USA). He played as a soloist with Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, and Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied tuba with Tetsuya Ohtsuka and Charles Schuchat.

As a composer, Takahiro started composition in 2019. He currently composes many works for Tuba & Euphonium. The music is available from his official web shop.