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June 2020

Takumi was featured in the Artist Interview series by the Yamaha Music Foundation!

The interview article is available here (Japanese only): https://www.yamaha-mf.or.jp/webymf/teaching/20062501/

March 2020

Takumi was selected as the winner with his composition Tomorrow's Eve in the 2020 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards!

June 2019

Takumi's composition Lead the Way won the Outstanding Performance Award in the 42nd DOWNBEAT Annual Student Music Awards

March 2019

Takumi was selected as the winner with his composition White in Blue in the 2019 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards!

August 2018

Takumi's arrangement of "Rebirth" by Billy Childs was world-premiered by the Meiji University Big Sounds Society Orchestra in the 48th Yamano Big Band Jazz Competition!

April 2018

Takumi has been selected as the 2018 Yamaha Music Scholar by Yamaha Music Foundation!

January 2018

Takumi has scored Honorable Mention in the 2018 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards! For details, see the following link:

https://www.ascap.com/press/2018/01/01-18-herb-alpert-award-recipients

January 2018

Takumi's composition "Find Phrygiayn" has been selected to be performed by the US Air Force Band Airmen of Note in the 2018 JEN Young Composer Showcase at the Ninth Annual Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas, TX!

December 2017

Takumi's composition "Seeker of Tales" won the Marshal of Pomeranian Voivodeship Award in the tenth Krzysztof Komeda Composers' Competition!

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