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. 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.
Especially passionated by contemporary music, he participated in the Ensemble Modern Summer Academy in 2010 and 2014, Lucerne Festival Academy in 2011 and 2012, and Lucerne Festival Academy Alumni Ensemble in 2017. He 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, I Solisti, Spectra Ensemble, Nadar Ensemble, Het Collectief, the Royal Flemish orchestra, Vlaams Opera, and the 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.