Born in Nara, Japan, Takeshi Abo earned a bachelor’s degree at Kyoto City University of Arts in Japan, and continued his study at Michigan State University in 1995. He earned both master’s and the doctoral degrees at MSU. Dr. Abo is Concertmaster of the Alma, Battle Creek, and Midland Symphony Orchestras. He has also played as Concertmaster with a number of orchestras throughout Michigan. An active violinist, Abo has given recitals and concerto performances inJapan, theUnited Kingdom, and theUnited States.
Dr. Abo has been on the faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He also served as assistant professor of violin/viola atCentralMichiganUniversity. Currently, he is on the faculty atAlmaCollegeandAlbionCollege.
His primary teachers include Robert Dan, Joseph Fuchs, and Misako Kameda.