Participant of contest 2019

Yuto Takezawa

Yuto Takezawa

Born in Sapporo (Japan) in 1997, Yuto Takezawa started learning piano from the age of 4 years old. He graduated from Toho Gakuen University of Music with honors and is studying with Hisako Ueno and Shinji Ohno at the moment.

He has won multiple prizes at international competitions, including the second prize, Schumann prize, Beethoven-Haus-Prize and audience prize at Telekom International Piano Competition Bonn (2019) as well as the second prize and audience prize at „Ettore Pozzoli“ International Piano Competition (2021).

In addition to many appearances at national and international concerts, he is also active as a chamber musician which he studied with Nobuko Yamazaki and Shigeo Neriki.


Yuto Takezawa First Round

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue B-flat minor BWV 867 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Six Bagatelles op. 126 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 A-flat major op. 110

Yuto Takezawa Second Round

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 27 in E minor, op. 90 
  • Johannes Brahms: Six Pieces for Piano, op. 118 
  • Robert Schumann: „Carnival Scenes from Vienna“, op. 26

Yuto Takezawa Semi-Final

  • Arnold Schönberg: Klavierstück op. 33b 
  • Alban Berg: Sonate op. 1 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 F-sharp Major op. 78 („À Thérèse“) 
  • Dmitri Schostakowitsch: 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 87, Prelude and Fugue No. 24 D minor

Yuto Takezawa Chamber Music Final

  • Tōru Takemitsu: „Rain tree sketch II“ (In memoriam Olivier Messiaen, 1992) 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 5 E-flat Major op. 70/2

Yuto Takezawa Orchestra Final

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 G major, op. 58