Miki Takahashi

Miki Takahashi is a baroque violinist, celebrated for her performances as a soloist and chamber musician. She began her musical journey by studying in Japan and later under Professor Lorand Fenyves at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. It was during her studies in Canada that Miki discovered her passion for historical violin, and she went on to complete her postgraduate degree at the University of Arts in Berlin with Irmgard Huntgeburth.

Miki's talent and hard work were recognised early in her career when she won first prize and the special prize for stylistic ornamentation at the Third International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg, Germany. In the same year, she also took home the first prize as well as the audience prize at the International Music Competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges.

Miki's success eventually led her to the United Kingdom, where she currently serves as the leader of St. James's Baroque, co-leader of Feinstein Ensemble, and a member of 2 to Link (Classical Violin & Viola Duo) and Turini Ensemble. She also regularly performs with major baroque ensembles such as Collegium Musicum 90, The English Concert, Early Opera Company, Gabrieli Consort, and Instruments of Time and Truth.

In addition to her performances, Miki is also a passionate and dedicated teacher. She currently teaches at the University of Birmingham and the Royal Conservatoire of Birmingham, inspiring and mentoring the next generation of musicians.