Originally from Japan, Nanako Takata began taking violin lessons from the age of four with her mother. Nanako graduated from the Longy School of Music with a Masters in violin performance studying under Paula Majerfeld amd also attended the Boston Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin while studying with Irina Muresanu and Ronan Lefkovitz. Past teachers include Tamaki Kanaseki, Nobu Wakabayashi, and Kaori Hasegawa.
Nanako has performed in the master classes of Yura Lee and Hiroko Yajima, and has recently appeared with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra as a section violinist. Her other professional orchestral engagements in the US include the Boston Civic Symphony and Quincy Symphony. Nanako has also participated and performed solo and chamber music in various festivals such as the Bowdoin Music Festival, Killington Music Festival, Summit Music Festival among others and in the summer of 2011, she has received the Excellence Award at the All-Japan Artistic Competition in Japan.
Since moving to Singapore in 2015, Nanako has performed with various groups such as the Singapore Lyric Opera, The Philharmonic Orchestra, chamber.sounds and newly-formed ADDO Chamber Orchestra. Her most notable concert was being the violin soloist of Mozart’s Sinfornia Concertante with the ESO Symphony.