Akane Takada is a Japanese pianist living in the Netherlands, graduated from Tokyo College of Music, The Royal Conservatory Den Haag, and Rotterdam Conservatory with M.A. in piano. She studied with Ellen Corver, Aquiles Delle Vigne and Stéphane De May. As a soloist, she received the 1st prize in Competition Prix de Harmonie 2011, and she played the triple concerto of Beethoven with Codarts string orchestra conducted by Arie van Beek in De Doelen in 2010, and Scarlatti sonatas in the Anton Philipszaal (broadcasted). Her master research includes contemporary piano repertoire and she has studied Stockhausen's piano works with Ellen Corver. In 2009, she has been admitted to the Ligeti Academy instructed by ASKO | Schoenberg Ensemble where she concentrates on ensembles repertoire, with conductors and composers such as Emilio Pomarico, Reinbert de Leeuw, Louis Andriessen and Brian Ferneyhough. She has also developed her musical skill through learning the Koto (a Japanese traditional instrument) and Javanese Gamelan. Both as a pianist and toy-pianist, she is active in premiering pieces by living composers at international music festivals and master classes.