Aki Takase (Pianist, Composer ) born in Osaka , Japan.


1981 at the Jazz Festival in the Philharmony of Berlin.
She performed many times at the Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany. Since 1987 she lives in Berlin.
Intensive works with Alexander von Schlippenbach „Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra“, in Trio with Rashied Ali and Reggie Workman, 
 1997-2000 guest professor at Hanns -Eisler music university in Berlin.
„The „SWR Jazz“ Award 2002.
„The German Record Critics „ Award1988- 2009) she is awarded 8 times .in Stringquintet with Tristan Honsinger (a.o),
W.C Handy Project with Fred Frith(a.o)
In duets with David Murray, Maria Joao, N. H.Ö. Pedersen .
„Plays Fats Waller“, „Projects with Eugene Chadbourne, Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram and Paul Lovens.
„Berliner Zeitung“Award (the best Artists of 1999 in the Berlin Newspaper).

The latest groups& projects:

"In Duo " with David Murray, Rudi Mahall, Louis Sclavis, Alex von Schlippenbach, Han Bennink and
Daniele D`agaro.

"LA PLANETE" w/ Louis Sclavis, Vincent Courtois, Dominique Pifarely
" LOK.03 " w/ Alex v. Schlippenbach and DJ ILLVibe
"TAMA w/ Jan Roder, Oliver Steidle


"Klang und Texte " ("Reading and Music" performance) w/ Yoko Tawada


Dance Projects :"CADENZA" Duo Performance w / Yui Kawaguchi


"Ensemble Sonne" Contemporary Dance Company w / Toshiko Oka " Das flingende Klassenzimmer"

"SO LONG ERIC PROJECT" w/ Axel Dörner, Henrik Walsdorff, Tobias Delius,Rudi Mahall, Nils Wogram, Antonio Bolghini, Wilbert de Joode, Heinrich Köbberling ,Han Bennink, Karl Berger ,Alexander v. Schlippenbach