Anna Sowanna Takeda

Anna Sowanna Takeda was born in 1992 Bangkok, Thailand. She began to play the violin at the age of five. Her early teachers were Vilmos Olah and Judid Szasz, Leo Philip and Takayoshi Wanami. Currently, Anna studies with Takashi Nagamine (2nd Violin Principal of NHK Philharmonic) and Nam Yun Kim, ensemble & Duo student of Toru Yasunaga (previously concert master of Berlin Philharmonic) . At present she is a scholarship student of Senzoku College of Music in Japan.

 At the age of 10, Anna won First Prize in the 1st Australian Music Examination Board  in Thailand. In 2002 through to 2004, she won the Gold Medals from the Thai National Youth Music Competitions, and also won the Espoir prize of the 6th Osaka International Music Competition, The Finalist of the All Japan Student  Music Competition in Tokyo.

In 2006, Anna made her first recital debut at the Budapest Nador Terem with Budapest Kamara Szolistak in Budupest, Hungary. Same year, she recorded with The Dohnanyi  Orchestra Budafok under the baton of Hollerung Gabor. The recording was broadcasted on Budapest television.

Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras including the Dohnanyi Orchestra conducted by Hollerung Gabor and Alpaslan Ertiingealp, Sinfonia de Cuba en tres (The National Cuba Symphony Orchestra) , The Vietnam National Opera & Ballet Orchestra and The Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music Orchestra.

She also performed with the Asean Symphony Orchestra in commemoration of the 17th Asean Summit in Vietnam.

In May 2013, Anna performed in three recitas with Ana Fabla and two concerts with Orchestra Sinfonica Lira Saguntina in Valencia, Spain.

Anna has participated in Master Classes with Midori Goto, Koichiro Harada, Kazuki Sawa, Gerard Poulet, Oleh Krysa, Edward Zienkowski, Janos Selmeczi, Dora Schwarzberg and Laszlo Denes.