Takumi Taguchi, a junior at Shorewood High School in Shoreline, Washington, started taking violin lessons at the age of two using the Suzuki Method. He is currently a student of Simon James, having previously studied with Mihoko Hirata and pianist Hiro David. Takumi is a winner of the Vancouver International Music Competition, KING FM/Seattle Chamber Music Society Young Artist Awards, Seattle Symphony Young Artist Awards, Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, and the David Tonkonogui Memorial Award. He has been a regular performer as soloist and chamber musician on Music of Remembrance concerts, often collaborating with members of the Seattle Symphony, and has participated twice in the Starling-DeLay Violin Symposium at the Juilliard School and the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. In 2017, he world-premiered Snow Falls by Ryuichi Sakamoto at Benaroya Recital Hall. Takumi enjoys studying math, science, and economics, and reading in his spare time. He looks forward to attending the Curtis Institute of Music in the fall to pursue his studies with Aaron Rosand and Midori.