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Takako in Makurazaki II

On stage in Makurazaki

Takako had the great pleasure to return to Makurazaki to sing for old friends and new.

Takako Yanagida on stage

Takako with pianist Reiko Terazono.


Just east of Makurazaki is the perfectly formed Kaimondake volcano.

Takako in Makurazaki

On stage in Marukazaki

Takako recently had the pleasure to perform in the wonderful town of Makurazaki, at the southern edge of Japan, with pianist Reiko Terazono. The concert was presented by Makurazaki city and the Makurazaki Board of Education.



UFO sighting off the coast of Makurazaki?

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Taking bows the Glenn Gould Studio

Accolades continue to pour in following Takako's recital at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio. With Megumi Okamoto, piano, Takako performed selections from her recording, Sakura, featuring beautifully melodic early 20th century Japanese Art Songs, Schubert Lieder, and operatic treats for the highly appreciative full house.

Yomiuri Shimbun

Review of Takako's Sasebo concert in the Yomiuri Shimbun.

Following highly acclaimed performances in Japan, Toronto had a rare opportunity to hear soprano Takako Yanagida perform a program of exquisite Japanese art songs and opera classics to a full house at the Glenn Gould Studio. With Chiharu Zeng, piano.

Takako recently returned from Japan after a very successful recital, 'Takako in Osaka IV', her sixth biannual solo recital in the Kobe/Osaka area. This enchanting program at the amazing Phoenix Hall included traditional and modern Japanese art song and opera favourites and was enthusiastically received by the full house. The recital was featured in the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's national newspaper.

On stage in Osaka 

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Soprano Takako Yanagida is based in Toronto and Tokyo, performing a repertoire including Lieder, Japanese Art Song, and Opera.



Peace - Takako Yanagida-Lordly

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Sakura by Takako Yangida-Lordly

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Takako Yanagida Lordly is well known for her exceptional interpretations of Japanese Art Songs. Now fifteen beautiful examples of this lovely music are available on her latest recording, Sakura. More >


Makurazaki Concert

Makurazaki Concert