Symposium Ⅰ Keynote Address

Thursday, March 28, 14:30~15:30
Kissei Bunka Hall, Grand Hall

Keynote Address by World Acclaimed Physicist, Professor Ryugo Hayano

hayano.jpgProfessor Ryugo Hayano We are honored to welcome Professor Hayano from the faculty of The School of Science, University of Tokyo, as the keynote speaker. As a child, Professor Hayano took part in the first Suzuki Ten Children Concert Tour to America lead by Suzuki Sensei in 1964.
Professor Hayano, a graduate of the Suzuki Method, appeared in an article in the TERI Journal Quarterly No.158, and he was also the keynote speaker at the 2010 All Japan Suzuki Teachers’ Conference.
 Since the nuclear disaster of 2011 in Japan, Professor Hayano’s comments on Twitter have been spotlighted as a source of information from specialists. His presentations addressed to middle and high school students have been highly appraised both in Japan and overseas, and we plan to have him speak to a similar audience at the World Convention.

Ryugo Hayano PROFILE

hayano2.jpgDr. Hayano giving his presentation at the All Japan Suzuki Teacher’s Conference (2010) Ryugo Hayano was born in 1952. He graduated from the Physics department of Tokyo University in 1974, and he was awarded his doctorate in Physics in 1979. He has held the position of associate professor at High Energy Research Institute, an academic investigator with the Ministry of Education, and guest lecturer at CERN. And, he is currently a Professor at Tokyo University Postgraduate School of Science. In 1998 he was awarded the 14th Inoue Academic Prize for his research on “Metastable Sigma Hyper Nucleas and Longlife Antiproton Helium Atoms”. His travels between CERN, located on the outskirts of Geneva, and Japan has resulted in a very thick passport with its added pages.

“The Suzuki Method places emphasis on the process of students copying the teacher, but without this originality cannot grow. In our field of study we work to find any differences from others, but it is still necessary to acquire a good educational foundation. That is extremely important.”


Symposium Ⅱ Remembering Dr. Suzuki

Thursday, March 28, 15:45~17:30
Kissei Bunka Hall, Middle Hall

Divided into three parts. There will be a wide variety of guests.

Looking back on the life of the founder of the Suzuki Method, through music, pictures and interviews.

PART 1: String Quartet Performance
      Mozart: String Quartet in B flat major K. 458, “The Hunt”
          Ⅰ Allegro vivace Assai
          Ⅱ Allegro
          Ⅲ Allegro Assai
             Kenji Kobayashi, 1st violin
             Kiichiro Mamine, 2nd violin
             William Preucil, viola
             Mineo Hayashi, cello

PART 2: Dr. Suzuki’s Life through Films & Interviews
      I: Life in Tokyo, 1930’s – Koji Toyoda
      II: The Suzuki Method, the Early Period, 1950’s – Hiroko Suzuki
      III: Expanding Overseas, 1960’s – Yukari Tate and William Starr

PART 3: Violin and Piano Duo Performance
      Koji Toyoda: Pensée II for violin and piano
      Mozart: Rondo in C major, K. 373
             Hidetaro Suzuki, violin
             Zeyda Suzuki, piano

Chairperson Yuko Shibata


Symposium Ⅲ Panel Discussion: The Development of the Suzuki Method Overseas

Friday, March 29, 13:00~14:00
Kissei Bunka Hall, Middle Hall
Simultaneous translation into Japanese provided

" The Development of the Suzuki Method Overseas"

 The Suzuki Method was first introduced in the United States in the1960’s by William Starr, an avid promoter of the method. Mr. Starr and other guest instructors from overseas will speak about the past and present of the Suzuki Method using video presentations. Discussion will include why the method was so readily embraced overseas and how even now continues to spread in popularity.

William Starr, the first President of the Suzuki Association of America
Nada Brissenden, representing the Pan Pacific Suzuki Association, ISA Piano Committee Member
Ulf Klausenitzer, Vice President European String Teachers Association, Germany

Ruth Miura, Piano instructor for the European Suzuki Association


Symposium Ⅳ Panel Discussion: The Suzuki Method – The Road to Take in the 21st Century

Saturday, March 30, 13:00~14:30
Kissei Bunka Hall, Grand Hall
Simultaneous translation into Japanese provided

The Suzuki Method – The Road to Take in the 21st Century

 “The Suzuki Method Philosophy; Its World Wide Acceptation & Growth”
Education specialists will reflect on the impact that the Suzuki Method has had up until now, and the place it will hold in the future.
 Further details regarding the speakers and discussion will be posted online in July.

 H.E. Mr. Seiko Ishikawa, Ambassador, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
 Frank Di Polo, President of the Children and Youth Orchestra, Venezuela
 Reiko Kinoshita, Journalist
 Mineo Nakajima, President of the Talent Education Research Institute

 Hideya Taida

Chairperson Yuko Shibata