Japanese violinists

Earthquakes, Tsunami, and Charity Concerts: 1896 and 2011

Earthquakes, Tsunami, and Charity Concerts: 1896 and 2011

  • 10th March 2021

This week, on 11 March it will be ten years since the triple disaster – earthquake, tsunami, and the multiple nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant – hit North-Eastern Japan. While the third was man-made and unprecedented, natural disasters, alas, are not new to Japan. The Sanriku coast…

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Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in October

Japanese Violinists’ Birthdays in October

  • 1st October 2016

Birthday violinists in October include SUZUKI Shin’ichi  鈴木鎮一  (1898-1998) on 17 October, Midori (b. 1971, known in Japan as GOTÔ Midori 五嶋 みどり) on 25 October and TAKEZAWA Kyôko 竹澤恭子 (b. 1966) on 30 October. Suzuki Shin’ichi, is of course, best known for his development the “mother tongue” method of…

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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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