Tomoko Takashima was born in 1973 in Japan and started to play the clarinet at the age of twelve, studying from 1987 with Takafumi Kamacsa and Waka Sugo. She is a graduate of the Musashino Academy of Music, where she continued postgraduate study and began recording for Naxos in 1994, with her teacher, Kálmán Berkes.
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