Biography

Taro Hakase (葉加瀬太郎 Hakase Tarō, January 23, 1968 in Suita, Osaka Prefecture) is a Japanese musician who specialises as a violinist.

He is perhaps best known for playing the violin on Céline Dion’s song “To Love You More” which appears on the US edition of her Let’s Talk About Love album.

His wife is Japanese actress Mayuko Takata.

He also produced the album, Symphonic Poem “Hope”, the main theme from Final Fantasy XII.


Discography

watashi (1997 - CD)
BEN (1997 - MCD)
Walking with You (1998 - CD)
髪結い伊三次 (1999 - CD / soundtrack)
So Nice (1999 - MCD)
DUETS (1999 - CD)
Collines Violettes (2000 - MCD)
image (2000 - CD / compiration)
TANGO NOSTALGIA (2000 - CD)
VIOLINISM (2000 - CD)
image2 (2001 - CD / compiration)
Endless Violin (2001 - CD)
image d’amour (2001 - CD / compiration)
Jounetsu Tairiku (情熱大陸) (2002 - CD / selection album)
The Best Track (2002 - CD / best album)
VIOLINISM Ⅱ(2002 - CD)
image3 (2003 - CD / compiration)
Sund Cocktail (2003 - CD / compiration)
Voyage (2003 - CD / compiration)
image 4 (2004 - CD / compiration)
流転の王妃・最後の皇弟 オリジナル・サウンドトラック (2003 - CD / soundtrack)
Migration (2003 - MCD)
Traveling Notes (2003 - CD)
Traveling Notes CONCERT TOUR (2004 - DVD)
What a Day… (2004 - CD)
image essentielle -best of image- (2005 - CD / compiration)
What a Day…CONCERT TOUR -Live&Document- (2005 - DVD)
VIOLINISM with Love (2005 - CD)
交響詩「希望」 (Symphonic Poem“Hope”) (2006 - MCD)
Bloom (2006 - DVD)
10 VIOLINISTS (2006 - CD)
Violin Summit 2006 (2006 - DVD)
Violin Summit 2006 (2006 - CD)
Taro Hakase Selection Coffee Break (2006 - CD)
The Best of Mozart (2006 - CD)
Sweet Melodies for Violin and piano -TARO plays HAKASE- (2006 - CD / best album)
Time has come (with Iwao Furusawa) (2006 - CD)

Edited by kochel on 15 Jun 2007, 13:33

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