Violin/Violist, Takuya Horiuchi, is our newest faculty member, joining us this September. A native of Japan, Mr. Horiuchi started playing the violin at age four and his first teacher was a pupil of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School in violin performance. While at Juilliard, Mr. Horiuchi was a student of Robert Mann and studied chamber music with Samuel Rhode, Joel Smirnoff, Louis Kaplan, and Felix Galimir.
Prior to coming to New Jersey, he was concertmaster of Orchestra Iowa for fifteen years where he appeared frequently as a soloist with the orchestra and on Iowa public television and radio. He has also performed at Yale and Harvard Universities, Connecticut College and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City with the Center of New Music of the University of Iowa. Mr. Horiuchi has many years’ experience teaching young children at Orchestra Iowa school and his own private studios along with his teaching experience at Grinnell and the University of Northern Iowa.