Japanese Violinists’ birthdays in February

Japanese Violinists’ birthdays in February

  • 4th February 2016

Violinists’ birthdays in February include Yabe Tatsuya矢部達哉 (b. 1968) on 5 Feb., Suwanai Akiko 諏訪内晶子(b. 1972) on 9 Feb. (some sources say 7 Feb.), Tsuji Kichinosuke 辻吉之助 (b. 1898) on 11 Feb. and Unno Yoshio 海野 義雄 (b. 1936) on 14 February. Yabe became solo concertmaster of the Tokyo Metropolitan…

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Violinists’ Birthdays in January

Violinists’ Birthdays in January

  • 5th January 2016

Violinists’ birthdays in January include Iwabuchi Ryûtarô 岩淵龍太郎(b. 1928) on 21/I, Shimizu Takashi 清水高師(b. 1953) on 13/I, Shinozaki Fuminori 篠崎史紀 (b. 1963) on 18/1,Suwa Nejiko 諏訪根自子(1920-2012) on 23/1 and Shôji Sayaka 庄司 紗矢香(b. 1983) on 30/I. Iwabuchi Ryûtarô and Suwa Nejiko were among the first “home grown” violinists of Japan….

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in December

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in December

  • 1st December 2015

Violinists’ birthdays in December include Horigome Yuzuko 堀米ゆず子 (b. 1957) on 4/XII, Andô Kô 安藤幸 (幸田née Kôda 幸田, 1878-1963) on 6/XII and Maehashi Teiko 前橋汀子 (b. 1943) on 11/XII. Horigome Yuzuko was the first Japanese to win the first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (in 1980) Andô Kô, together with her elder sister…

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“Birthday Violinists” in November

“Birthday Violinists” in November

  • 14th November 2015

Several violinists of Japan have birthdays this month, including Etô Toshiya 江藤俊哉 (1927-2008) and Hirose Etsuko 広瀬悦子 (b. 1941) on 9/XI, Kubo Yôko 久保陽子 (b. 1943) on 12/XI, Yasunaga Tôru 安永徹 (b. 1951) on 14/XI, Tokunaga Tsugio 徳永二男 (b. 1946) on 20/XI and Kawabata Narimichi  川畠成道(b. 1971) on 21/XI. Tokunaga…

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Suzuki and Sistema

Suzuki and Sistema

  • 12th October 2015

This month (on 17 October) is Suzuki Shin’ichi’s birthday. Only a year ago, the Suzuki Method was described in the New York Times as “Japan’s Best Overlooked Cultural Export.” Likewise, it still does not seem to be widely known that the Suzuki Method played a role in the development of…

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