GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.52
An interview series featuring Ginza people in conversation with violinist Chisako Takashima. With a special fondness for Ginza, which holds many memories both from her professional and private lives, Takashima explores Ginza from various dimensions with her guests.In this volume, she welcomes Mr. Masahiko Yamano, President and CEO of Yamano Music, established in 1892.
Christmas tree at Yamano Music
Violinist. Takashima started taking violin lessons from the age of 6. After a successful career abroad, she moved her home base to Japan, where she currently performs in concerts across the country. Highly noted for her character in TV and radio appearances, she has currently opened up her career to more diverse fields with an unchanged focus on her profession.Chisako Takashima official website
Fourth President and CEO of Yamano Music. Yamano assumed his position as President in 2003. He is currently engrossed in the electric guitar, which he began to play when he became 50. With a passion for baseball sine he was very young, he has been coaching a little league baseball team for ten years. He is a loving father of two sons.
Written by: Mizuho Takahashi; Place of interview: Yamano Music, Ginza
Finally released! Chisaka Takashima’s long-awaited new album, Strings on Fire.
A compilation of 12 tunes: 3 originals, including “Some Day, Just the Two of Us,” a duet with the cello, played by her second son (age 6), and other classical standards.
Featuring special album cover art drawn by Masashi Kishimoto, author of the popular manga NARUTO.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of “true” violinist Chisako Takashima, opening new frontiers with the second album released under her new record label.