In September 2018, Ryoma Takagi won the 1st prize and audience prize at The 16th Grieg International Piano Competition.
Last season he performed recitals at major concert halls such as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the NDR Sendesaal in Hannover, the Robert Schumann Hall in Düsseldorf, and the Vienna Musikverein, and he has future engagements with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eivind Gullberg Jensen, the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hans Graf, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kenichiro Kobayashi.
He has performed at important venues at the Musikverein Golden Hall, Grieg Hall, Grieg Museum, Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, Kremlin Palace, Ukraine Symphony Hall, Ukraine National Opera Theater, New York Steinway Hall, Teatro Valle and Teatro Quirino in Rome, the Gasteig Munich, Coburg Palace in Vienna, Vienna Konzerthaus, Schönbrunn Palace, Suntory Hall, Yokohama Minatomirai Hall, Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Karuizawa Ohga Hall, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Kioi Hall, and more.
He has also performed with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Kiev National Philharmony, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Chiba Symphony Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra with conductors including Andrea Battistoni, Murad Annamamedov, Stefan Vlader, Nicola Samale, Edward Gardner, Norichika Iimori, Shigeo Genda, Sho Ito, Nobuaki Nakata, and Maiku Shibata.
He has appeared on many major Japanese TV and radio shows such as “Forest of Piano,” “Untitled Concert,” “LaLaLa Classic,” “Best of Classic,” and “Recital Nova.” This is his first appearance at PMF, where he will perform on Fumiaki Miura's violin recital.