Takako Seimiya Senn, co-principal trumpet of the MSO, is this season’s Solo Concerto Competition winner, the second time she has earned this honor. An artist with international credentials, Takako won first prize in the prestigious Tokyo Bunkakaikan Hall Competition in 1993 and continues to be in demand as a soloist and freelance performer. Takako was selected for a 2001 tour of Japan and a 2008 tour of New York City with the Minnesota Orchestra and has performed with the ensemble in numerous subscription concerts and recordings. She has also performed with the Minnesota Opera and a number of freelance orchestral and chamber ensembles, as well as in productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and a 2009 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. Takako has been a member of the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra since 2015.
Takako earned her Bachelor of Music degree in performance and education at Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo and her Masters and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Minnesota. A dedicated teacher, she has worked with scores of students in various high schools and music studios throughout the Twin Cities. Takako currently serves as an adjunct professor of Trumpet at St. Cloud State University and Concordia University–St. Paul. Her teachers and coaches include Manny Laureano, David Baldwin, Ron Hasselmann, Frank Bencriscutto, and Isao Fukui.
Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 102, Hob. I:102 (The Miracle)
Eric Ewazen – Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet and Orchestra
Modest Mussorgsky – Introduction to Act I of Khovanshchina (orch. Rimsky-Korsakoff)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – 1812 Solemn Overture, op. 49