Eri Takimura was born in Kobe City. She took first place at the 54th Student Music Concours of Japan, the 3rd Tokyo Music Competition, and the 8th Forval Scholarship Stradivarius Concours. In 2008 Takimura won first place at the 77th Music Competition of Japan and was awarded the Leucadia Prize, Sumi Prize, and Kuroyanagi Prize.
She has performed with major domestic orchestras such as the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, and Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. Takimura has also held solo recitals in various cities in Japan and has been active in chamber music as well. She is enthusiastic about outreach activities as a registered artist for the Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities.
Takimura studied at the Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts and went on to graduate at the top of her class from the Tokyo University of the Arts, and to continue her postgraduate studies at the same university. While at the university, she won the Ataka Prize, Acanthus Music Award, and Mitsubishi Estate Prize. With the support of the Rohm Music Foundation, she completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Takimura received the Kobe City Award of Encouragement for Cultural Activities in 2013, the Hyogo Prefecture Sakai Tokitada Music Award in 2014, and the Kobe Nada Lions Club Music Prize in 2016. She is currently the principal violinist of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

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