Born in 1985, Tomonori TAKEDA is Japanese clarinetist based in Brussels.
After graduating from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008, he studied in Paris at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional (CRR) d'Aubervilliers-La Courneuve with professor Alain Damiens (2008-2010) and at the Royal Conservatory Brussels (Flemish side) with professor Benjamin Dieltjens (2010-2012), where he obtained his
master diploma with great distinction. Passionated by contemporary music, Tomonori continued his study at the Conservatory Ghent following the advanced master course under the guidance of the Ensembles Ictus and Spectra, where he obtained the diploma in 2015.
In 2009, he participated in the course "Parcours Musique Mixte" organized by Ircam, collaborated with the CRR Aubervilliers-La Courneuve, where he worked on the piece "Traces Ⅴ pour clarinette et dispositif électronique" by Martin Matalon. He participated in the Ensemble Modern Summer Academy (2010, 2014), Lucerne Festival Academy
(2011, 2012) and Lucerne Festival Academy Alumni Ensemble in 2017. Tomonori plays not only all the clarinet family from Eb clarinet to contrabass clarinet, but plays also period clarinet which he studied with professor Benjamin Dieltjens.
Tomonori worked with composers such as Allain Gaussin, Michael Jarrell, Pierre Boulez, Péter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger, Georges Aperghis, Philippe Manoury, Wolfgang Mitterer, Johannes Schöllhorn and Keiko Harada. He collaborates with ensembles and orchestras such as Ictus Ensemble, Spectra Ensemble, Nadar Ensemble, I Solisti del Vento, Het Collectief, the Royal Flemish orchestra, and Royal Theatre of the Mint.
Tomonori has been teaching as an assistant clarinet teacher at the Royal conservatory of Brussels (Flemish side) since 2017, he is also working as a recording/sound engineer.