Marcus Takizawa

Freelance Musician - Violist - Violinist - Teacher

Marcus Takizawa is currently enrolled in the D.E.S.S en musique de film at l’UQÀM (l’Université de Québec à Montréal). A native of Vancouver he was the assistant principal viola with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, a core member of the Turning Point Ensemble and a member of the Onyx Trio with Joy Yeh, harp, and Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute.

He is known for his unique versatility playing classical music, contemporary music, casual engagements, studio session work, as well as performing his own music using a combination of electronics, live instruments, and improvisation.

As a viola and violin teacher, Marcus Takizawa specializes in music lessons for adults and advanced students and is also in demand as an adjudicator for regional music festivals & competitions.