Christopher Takeda

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Violin

Associate Concertmaster

First season with the SO: 2001-02

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Degrees / Colleges: The Juilliard School/ Bachelor's and Master's of Music

Greatest musical achievement: Going to Juilliard and having the chance to work with many of the best teachers and students in the world. It changed my life forever.

Age you began playing an instrument: Violin at nine

Style and make of your instrument: 1784 Joseph Gagliano

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking or skiing on a great mountain when I'm in the west. I Love to cook and strangely find it relaxing.

My dream is to: One day really learn how to speak Japanese.