Famous Violinists from Japan

List of notable or famous violinists from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top violinists born in Japan and even some popular violinists who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese violinists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These violinists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known violinist from Japan is included when available.

List features Shinichi Suzuki, Hirotsugu Shinozaki and more.

This historic violinists from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese violinists of note?" and "Who are the most famous violinists from Japan?" These prominent violinists of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese violinists.

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  • Chisako Takashima

    Chisako Takashima is a violinist.
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Hirotsugu Shinozaki
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    Hirotsugu Shinozaki

    Hirotsugu Shinozaki was a violinist.
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1902-1966)
    • Birthplace: Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Isako Shinozaki
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    Isako Shinozaki

    Isako Shinozaki is a violinist.
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Junichi Natsume

    Junichi Natsume was a violinist.
    • Birthplace: Ushigome, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mari Kimura
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    Mari Kimura (木村 まり, Kimura Mari) (; born 1962) is a Japanese violinist and composer best known for her use of subharmonics, which, achieved through special bowing techniques, allow pitches below the instrument's normal range. She is credited with "introducing" the use of violin subharmonics, which allow a violinist to play a full octave below the low G on the violin without adjusting the tuning of the instrument.She studied violin with Joseph Fuchs, Roman Totenberg, Toshiya Eto, and Armand Weisbord. She also studied composition with Mario Davidovsky at Columbia University, and computer music at Stanford University. Kimura holds a doctorate in performance from The Juilliard School. Since ...more
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Masatsugu Shinozaki
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    Masatsugu Shinozaki is a composer, arranger and violinist.
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan