CHIEF CONDUCTOR (Erzgebirge Philharmonic Aue)

MUSIC DIRECTOR (Eduard von Winterstein Theater, Annaberg-Buchholz)

Naoshi Takahashi

Naoshi Takahashi studied conducting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. After his graduation, he continued his education in Germany, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, where he earned his master's degree.
He started his career as Kapellmeister at the Brandenburg Theater and later at the opera house in Osnabrück. Since 2004, Naoshi Takahashi has been in charge of the Erzgebirge Philharmonic Aue in Aue and became in 2006 the Chief Conductor. At the same time, he has served as a Music Director for the Eduard von Winterstein Theater in Annaberg-Buchholz.
Naoshi Takahashi's conducting career also extends into the symphonic world, including the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Czech Prague State Opera, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Pilsen, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo.


How would you describe a typical day in your life?

As concert and opera conductor, I have devoted my days to training. Conducting for several of the German and Japan's leading opera companies and regularly invited as guest conductors, I have a busy schedule but when I have the opportunity, I enjoy taking a walk in nature.

A word about Hygge? How do you feel wearing a Hygge watch?

Beautiful design, cozyness, easy time reading... I naturally feel it is the right watch for me.

What are your next projects?

I will dedicate my self to record new CDs, a series of opera performances, and continue conducting for both Phillarmony and opera at Erzgebirge Philharmonic Aue. In the near future, I wish to be more present and perform in Japan.