THE 16th SUZUKI METHOD World Convention TOP


We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who helped with the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention.
On March 31, 2013, we closed the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention which was held in Matsumoto from March 27.

Due to the wonderful service and cooperation of those involved in the World Convention, we believe it was a great success.
And we would like to thank everyone of you for your assistance.

The 16th Suzuki Method World Convention was the largest convention ever held.
We had 5,400 participants from 35 countries and areas. We greatly appreciate the support from the administrators of Nagano Prefecture and Matsumoto City, and Matsumoto citizens to receive and accommodate this many participants.

We have been receiving many words of thanks from participants from various countries.
Examples of some of the things that have been said are; “My own spirit was surrounded by Dr. Suzuki’s great spirit.”,
“It was a wonderful experience.” and “ I enjoyed the World Convention very much.”. Hearing these comments has been very pleasing.

“For the happiness of all children in the world”.

We hope that by returning to the point of origin, the point where the Suzuki Method was established by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Matsumoto in 1946, this World Convention will form a new stepping stone that will lead the future development of the Suzuki Method throughout the world. And we would be most happy if through this the world will be one, joined together by children's music.

As each one of you return to your homes within Japan and in various countries throughout the world, please reconfirm "Dr. Suzuki's Spirit" and the "Educational System of the Suzuki Method". And please help to spread this spirit and develop this educational method throughout the world.

We are looking forward to seeing you again in “Matsumoto” in the near future.
Thank you very much again for your great support of the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention.

Sincerely yours,

Hideya Taida
Acting President

Etsuko Suehiro

The 16th Suzuki Method World Convention
Suzuki Method
Talent Education Research Institute, Corp.

Your pictures of the 16th Suzuki method World Convention are INVITED.

We would like to introduce your commemorative pictures in our Official Site.

Please send us your photographs, such as pictures of lessons, the Convention events or memory of Matsumoto City during your stay to the following address by the data of the JPEG Format.

We are thankful to put the date and place of shot, and your comments. Please understand that all the pictures are not running. Your kind cooperation would be much appreciated.

CD “The Legendary of Suzuki Quartet” (English guide included) will be on sale!

Quartet.jpgTo fulfill the requests from Suzuki families throughout the world, we have prepared a CD which includes a listener’s guide in English. With this guide, you can learn the history of the Suzuki Quartet and read commentaries about the music included on this CD. This special CD with English notes will be available at the upcoming World Convention!

*The Suzuki Quartet was the quartet Dr. Shinichi Suzuki formed with his brothers. They were active around the 1930s.
*The Legendary of the Suzuki Quartet" went on sale on October 5th, 2008

1. J. Haydn: Serenade
(2nd Movement from String Quartet No. 17 in F major, Op.3-5, Hob.Ⅲ-17)
2. W. A. Mozart: Minuet
(3rd movement from String Quartet No.15 in D minor, K.421)
3. Schubert, Toselli, and Pierne (Arranged by Fumio Suzuki): Serenade (medley)
4. Drigo and Gounod (Arranged by Fumio Suzuki): Serenade (medley)
5. P. I. Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile
(2nd movement from String Quartet NO.1 in D major, Op.11)
6. J. P. Ordway: Dreaming of Home and Mother
7. W. S. Hays: My Dear Old Sunny Home
8. S. C. Foster: Old Black Joe
9. Spiritual: Deep River
10. Tadasuke Ono: Yoimachigusa (“An Evening Primrose”)
11. School Song: Aogeba Toutoshi (a.k.a. Song for the Close of the School)
Suite “Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji)”
(Words by Fumi Honma. Music by Fumio Suzuki
12. 1. Overture
Reading (by Akiko Yosano)
13. 2. Fujitsubo
Kiritsubo no maki
14. 3. Kosuzume
15. 4. Kosuzume
Wakamurasaki no maki
16. 5. Wakakusa
Wakamurasaki no maki

We opened a YouTube channel for The 16th Suzuki Method World Convention.

VideoChannel.psd  We now have a channel for The 16th Suzuki Method World Convention. By clicking the YouTube banner under the "Links" on the left side of this page, you are directed to the newly opened 16thSuzukiConvention channel. We currently have three clips from the recent "Convention Pre-Events", but we plan to add more movies to introduce Matsumoto and its sightseeing places, and to guide you through the town. We hope this will help you explore and go around the city. We recommend that you add this channel to your "favorite" for future and further viewings.