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YUICHI TAKUBO was born in Chiba, Japan in 1957.
He graduated from the music education department of the Tokyo Gakugei University in 198O.
He studied conducting under Eiichi Ito, Ario Ban, Yasuhiko Shiozawa, and Kazuyoshi Akiyama. He also studied playing the Violoncello under Takeshi Kurokawa.

From 198O to 92, he was a junior-high school and a primary school music teacher. During this period he conducted many amateur orchestras and gained a large orchestral repertoire. Ho ceased school teaching in 1992.

From 1992 to 93, he studied under Richard Schumacher in Lugano (Switzerland) and under Karl …sterreicher (Hochschule), Hans Graf (Salzburg Mozarteum), and Yuji Yuasa (Hochschule).
He conducted The Vienna Pro Arte Orchestra and The Vienna Residenz Orchestra there.

In November 1994, he won the Grand-Prix of "4th DINU NICULESCU International Conduoting Competition" in Brasov ROMANIA. And he also given "The Special Prize for the best interpretation" and "The Popularity Prize granted by the public".
He conducted "G. Dima" State Philharmonic Orchestra Brasov and the performance broadcast by the Romania Radio-Television.

From 1994 to 95, He was on the faculty of the Toho Gakuen School of Music and the Ueno Gakuen College of Music in Tokyo.

In September and October 1995, he conducted the Romania Chamber Orchestra "The Transylvania Virtuoso" in Romania and Japan. He also recorded a CD with them.
In March 1996, he was invited to the "G. Dima" State Philharmonic Orchestra for a seasonal Concert in Brasov Romania.

In July 1997, he made a debut in Tokyo, conducting in the seasonal of The Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. In November he conducted "The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra", and in December the seasonal concert series of the "Mihail Jora" State Philharmonic Orchestra in Bacu Romania.

He now conducts prominent profes~ional orchestras in Japan such as The Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, The Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, and New Philharmonic Orchostra Chiba. He also coaches many amateur orchestras and Choirs in Japan.

Yuichi Takubo is a member of the Nippon Conductors association (The President Takashi Asashina), and he is the president of the Tokyo Conducting Institute for the young Conductors.

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