Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in May

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in May

  • 1st May 2016

TÔGI Yûji 東儀祐二 (1928–1985) on 11 May ÔNO Tadasuke  多 忠亮 (1895-1930) on 3 May Both of this month’s violinists come from traditional gagaku families. Gagaku (court orchestra music) originally came to Japan from China and is closely associated with the imperial court. So it is hardly surprising that it was reorganized soon…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in April

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in April

  • 7th April 2016

Japanese violinists’ birthdays in April include SENJU Mariko千住 真理子 (b. 1962) on 3 April, USHIODA Masuko 潮田益子 (1942–2013) on 4 April, URAKAWA Takaya 浦川宜也 (b. 1940) on 13 April, NISHIZAKI Takako西崎崇子 (b. 1944) on 14 April, Urushihara Keiko 漆原啓子(b. 1963) on 16 April, and HARADA Kôichirô 原田幸一郎 (b. 1945) on 29…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in March

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in March

  • 8th March 2016

Japanese violinists’ birthdays in March include SUMI Shirô 鷲見四郎 (1913–2003) on 6 March; SHINOZAKI Isako 篠崎功子 (b. 1943) on 8 March; TSUJI Hisako 辻 久子 (b. 1926) on 16 March; Toda Yayoi 戸田弥生(b. 1968) on 23 March; KASHIMOTO Daishin 樫本大進. (b. 1979) on 27 March; KISHI Kôichi 貴志 康一on 31 March. The violist IMAI Nobuko 今井信子(b….

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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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