Nick Takénobu Ogawa is a Cellist and Composer from Vermont. He started playing the Cello when he was six years old. He trained classically until he was eighteen, "when I started to get bored of traditional classical music, and I started to branch out and began playing bluegrass, blues, and other non-traditional music for the cello. " At age twenty, he journeyed to Kyoto, Japan, where he lived for a year with his father. There he taught himself "to sing and play at the same time , and began seriously writing music I could preform." After that point, he began writing and releasing albums.