"Takenouchi is just the sort of champion the newest of new music needs; I'll be eager to hear him again."
- The Times
Hiroaki Takenouchi was born in Japan but has been based in London since 1997. He frequently appears on concert platforms throughout the UK, Japan, Europe and North and Central America. Takenouchi is known as one of the most versatile pianists of his generation, with a wide repertoire ranging from the core works of the piano literature to the lesser-¬‐known, championing works by Sterndale Bennett, Delius, Medtner and Parry among others. He was featured on the critically-¬‐acclaimed BBC documentary "The Prince and the Composer" on the life and music of Parry. 2012 saw the release of Hiro's recording of Catoire and Sherwood piano concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and he was appointed to the faculty at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.