Music Department

Takako Masame

Takako Masame
Applied Facutly, Violin

Music & Communication Building, Room 415

Takako Masame, Applied Faculty Violin, has been a member of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1985 and holds the Paul and Lucille Jones Chair.  Before coming to Cleveland she was a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra where she appeared as soloist in the Kurt Weill Violin Concerto. 
As an active chamber musician Ms. Masame has collaborated with many ensembles throughout the United States.  Currently she is a member of the Cleveland Chamber Collective.  Also, as a founding member of the Amici String Quartet, comprised of members of The Cleveland Orchestra, Ms. Masame performs regularly in Northeast Ohio.  
Ms. Masame has given master classes at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and The College of Wooster.  At BW she has been a part of “The Cleveland Orchestra Partnership Master Classes” since 2010.  Ms. Masame joined the string faculty at Cleveland State University in the fall of 2013. 

A native of Tokyo, Japan, Ms. Masame attended the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo where she received the Bachelor of Music degree.  She earned an Artist Diploma from The New England Conservatory of Music as a full scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay.

Start date 8/26/2013