Takuya Uchikado graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan High School of Music and Fine Arts in 2007 with a focus in music, piano performance.
He began composing after high school and entered Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008 to study Music with an option in Composition.
While attending Tokyo University of the Arts, Takuya Uchikado’s chamber music was specially selected and performed at the Former Sogakudo Thursday Concert, and his orchestral music was performed at the Sogakudo Morning Concert.
Takuya Uchikado has received the Hasegawa Yoshio Award and the Acanthus Music Prize, awarded to the top graduating students.
After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, he continued with graduate school at the university and earned his master’s degree in 2014.
He has studied piano with Masako Abe and composition with Akio Yasuraoka, has performed in the Edogawaku Shinjin Ensoukai (Edogawa District Amateur Concert) in 2007 and has participated in the 7th to 10th master classes at the Russian Piano School in Tokyo, where he was a selected member of six to perform at the school.
Takuya Uchikado has performed with many internationally renowned musicians from both Japan and around the world; a few being: Andrea Lieberknecht (flute professor at the University for Music Performing Arts in Munich), Wenzel Fuchs (principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic), Daniel Ottensamer (principal clarinetist of the Vienna Philharmonic), Andreas Ottensamer (principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic) and Vincent Lucas (principal flutist in the Orchestre de Paris and professor at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris).
He has performed in the La Folle Journée au Japon in 2014 and World Flute Festival in Taiwan in 2015.
He held his solo recital in Tokyo and Sapporo.