Birthday Violinists in September

Birthday Violinists in September

  • 2nd September 2016

Birthday violinists in September include, among others, URUSHIHARA Asako 漆原朝子 (b. 1966) on 5 September – the same day as Joseph Szigeti (1892-1973), with whom several Japanese studied at some point in their careers; MORI Yûko 森悠子 (b. 1944) on 9 September, and SUMI Eriko 鷲見恵理子 (b. 1980) on 17 September. Urushihara…

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Meikyoku kissa 名曲喫茶  II

Meikyoku kissa 名曲喫茶 II

  • 13th August 2016

With hindsight I could kick myself. For 18 months from 1987 to 1989 I lived within walking distance of Dôgenzaka slope in the hyper-hip Shibuya-district of Tokyo, and yet I never found the Lion. Admittedly, it is located in one of the least savoury side streets of Dôgenzaka. But you…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in August

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in August

  • 2nd August 2016

Japanese violinists with birthdays in August include TAKASHIMA Chisako 高嶋 ちさ子 (b. 1968) on 24 August, ÔTANI Yasuko (or Yasuko Ohtani) 大谷 康子(b. 1955) on 25 August and ISHII Shizuko  石井 志都子 (b. 1942) on 31 August. Takashima Chisako is best known for her performances of popular classics that appeal…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in July

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in July

  • 21st July 2016

Birthdays in July include TOKUE Hisako 徳江尚子(比佐子, b. 1945) on 6 July, FURUSAWA Iwao 古澤 巌 (b. 1959) on 11 July, GOTÔ Ryû 五嶋 龍 (b. 1988) on 13 July, TENMA Atsuko 天満 敦子 (b. 1955) on 18 July, as well as FUJIKAWA Mayumi 藤川 真弓 (b. 1946) and SUMI…

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