Motoi Takeda joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1977 and became Associate Concertmaster in 1987. He studied violin in Japan and at the Moscow Conservatory, where he received his music diploma. He then attended The Juilliard School on full scholarship. He has performed in recitals and as a guest soloist with orchestras worldwide. His 1999 performance of three concertos in Tokyo earned recognition as one of the “ten best concerts of the year” fromÂ Ongaku No TomoÂ magazine. He also served as guest Concertmaster with the Japan Philharmonic during the 2001 season. His first CD, “Romantic Violin Favorites,” was released in 1994.