Shintaro Taneda, age 13, is an 8th grader at Alderwood Middle School. Currently a student in the Pressley Violin Studio, he also studies at Seattle Conservatory of Music and performs in its Westside Chamber Music Program and its Collegiate-Performance Preparation Program. Shintaro currently is a member of the 2nd Violin Section of the Seattle Youth Symphony’s “Junior” Symphony. He made his solo debut with orchestra in March 2014, performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Three Violins with Seattle Festival Orchestra at Seattle’s Town Hall. He has taken several prizes in the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside Competitions, and received Outstanding Certificates of Merit in the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival. From 2012 - 2014, Shintaro has been Concertmaster of his elementary and middle school orchestras. During the summer of 2014, Shintaro attended “CenterStage Strings” Music Camp in Three Rivers, California, studying with University of Michigan Professor Danielle Belen. Shintaro pursues a career as a professional violinist.
Shintaro Taneda is the "Runner Up" in the BSO’s 2015 Young Artist Concerto Competition.
Photo: Yuen Lui