Takuya (Tak) Maeda

collage of conductor Tak Maeda

Playing trumpet full-time with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra (1979 to 1889) was “not enough excitement” for Tak, who has also traveled to many cities in Japan as a Yamaha Band Clinician to conduct mass/honour bands at Yamaha sponsored band clinics/festivals.

In 1990 Tak moved to Canada and jumped into the local scene. He played trumpet with Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1990 to 1994), directed the choir at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in North Vancouver (1995 to 2001), conducted the North Vancouver Youth Band (2001-2002), and has been conducting our West Vancouver Concert Band since 2003. Tak has a Bachelor of Music degree from Osaka College of Music.

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