After a 5 year battle with cancer, our beloved pianist Tomomi Takahashi passed peacefully away on 4th December 2020. For the past 10 years Tomomi has been steering our musical choices to include an inspiring array of classical and jazz music. Her expertise as a concert pianist came to the fore at the Opera House each year and her creative mind lead us to try new genres and instruments, rounding out the musical education of our girls as they learned their routines. Who can forget her performance at the Opera House of the beautiful “Dragon’s Tear” for the 15 year relaxed, which was her own original composition from her album “Illusions”. Tomomi’s contribution to our new preschooler syllabus is now immortalised as little girls around the country dance to “Boogie Woogie Train” and “Freeze”. Tomomi was a soft and gentle person who tiptoed onto the Opera House stage to make musical magic for us. Even while undergoing chemotherapy, she insisted on performing at the Opera House in 2018 and 2019 because she didn’t want to let the girls down. Tomomi we will miss you more than words can say and we know you are playing music in heaven.