Participants 2018
 
Takeshi MORIUCHI Conductor
He was born in 1979 in Tokyo, Japan. He studied the piano with Yuko Shindo, Tomoko Takechi, Yasuhiro Yoshino and Professor Kyoko Okayama. Since 1995, he has also studied the Contrabass with Professor Shigeru Matsuno. Since his school days, he has also been considered a chamber pianist and an accompanist for singers and instrumental players. In 2002, he won the prize at the third Japan Ensemble Competition as a pianist. Since 1999, he has also studied conducting with Professor Kurt Redel. In 2000 and 2004, he won the prizes at the Kurt Redel international conducting competitions and conducted the Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra Budapest and the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc as a supplementary prize. During 2000 and 2004, he served as the chief conductor of the string orchestra Ritz-Solisten at the Waseda University in Tokyo.

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