Posts Tagged "Japan"

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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“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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Tôkyô Shônen Ongakutai  東京少年音楽隊

Tôkyô Shônen Ongakutai  東京少年音楽隊

  • 7th May 2015

Established in 1895 by Shikama Totsuji 四竈訥治(訥堂、1853 – 1928), this youth band was one of the first of its kind. A few years later several department stores founded youth bands. They performed publicly and were important for making Western music more widely heard. The following year Shikama Totsuji moved back…

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Thank You!

Thank You!

  • 5th December 2014

A big thanks to everyone who helped with the book launch and also to everyone who came and listened! I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did! Since then I have been catching up with all the tasks that got neglected during the final countdown to the launch….

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