Takuya Horiuchi, a native of Osaka, Japan, has been the concertmaster of the Cedar Rapids Symphony since 1997 and appeared frequently as a soloist with the orchestra. While in Iowa, he has been on Iowa public television and radio stations for his solo and chamber music performances, and has worked with many musical organizations as a musician, recitalist, and instructor. In addition, he has been featured on 2 CDs recorded in Iowa. He also teaches violin at West Music Coralville.
Prior to moving to Iowa, he held the Niles Graduate String Quartet Assistantship at the University of Kentucky, and the Sosland Graduate Orchestra Concertmaster fellowship at the Univeristy of Missouri-Kansas. While in Kentucky, his string quartet was one of two finalists in the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition in Ohio. While in Kansas City, he made many appearances as a soloist, including UMKC Conservatory Orchestra at the Missouri Music Educator's Association Conference and with the Kansas City Camerata.
Horiuchi received his Master of Music from the Juilliard School and his Bachelor of Music from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. He has studied under Robert Mann, Koichiro Harada, Samuel Rhodes, Joel Smirnoff, Louis Kaplan and Felix Galimir, among others.