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1. Joji Hattori Official Website >> Biography
violinist Conductor joji hattori is an artist who's engaging personality and deeply committed performances have made him one of the leading Japanese violinists of his generation.
Joji Hattori
Joji Hattori is an artist who's engaging personality and deeply committed performances have made him one of the leading Japanese violinists of his generation. In addition to his activities as violin soloist, he spends a significant amount of time conducting chamber orchestras and playing chamber music.
Hattori started playing the violin at the age of five and spent his childhood in a very musical family, regularly playing chamber music with leading Viennese musicians in informal home concerts. Later he studied with Rainer Kuchl at the Vienna Academy of Music followed by intensive private study with Herman Krebbers, Michel Schwalbe and Vladimir Spivakov.
In 1989 he won First Prize, the Bach and the Audience Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, closely followed by a successful UK debut with Menuhin and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1992 his concerto debut in Tokyo lead him to being awarded the most prestigious honour for young musicians in Japan, the Japan Steel 'Young Musician of the Year'. Since then, he has been regularly invited to appear with most of the major Japanese symphony orchestras, including the New Japan Philharmonic under Seiji Ozawa. In Europe, Joji Hattori has appeared as soloist with many distinguished orchestras including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Munich Radio Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovakian Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Vienna, Israel and English Chamber orchestras and the Moscow Virtuosi.

2. Joji Hattori Official Website >> Violin
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Founded by the violinist joji hattori last year, the Tokyo Ensemble was already so successful in its first year that it
The Tokyo Ensemble is the only Japanese chamber orchestra of its compact size and consists of about 16 top young chamber musicians in Tokyo. Most performances of the Ensemble features both the chamber orchestra as well as the chamber music repertoire.
Founded by the violinist Joji Hattori last year, the Tokyo Ensemble was already so successful in its first year that it has been invited by Tokyo's Opera City Hall to perform within its prestigious orchestra concert series this year (September 2002).
The Tokyo Ensemble aims to display its expressive and communicative style through the versatility of the programme as well as through its appearance (with an elegant uniform in black and yellow, the Ensemble's image colours).
Last year, the famous Japanese composer, Ikuma Dan dedicated a new piece "2 Fragments in Black and Yellow" to the Ensemble for its inaugurative concert.
This year, the Tokyo Ensemble will perform "Sad Song" for solo violin and strings by the prominent Korean composer Joonil Kang.
The Tokyo Ensemble already has some plans to tour Europe within the next few years and perform in Portugal with the renowned pianist Maria Joao Pires.

4. Simon Dinnigan - Biog Page 3
gave a concert at the Wigmore Hall with the violinist joji hattori. He has since performed with the flautist Robert
Simon Dinnigan Biog - Page 3 He has performed new works by Nikita Koshkin, Gordon McPherson, David Bedford and Anthony Jackson to name but a few. In June 2000, Simon gave a concert at the Wigmore Hall with the violinist Joji Hattori. He has since performed with the flautist Robert Winn, the Almira String Quartet and the Schidloff String Quartet. Although Simon made his first recording at just 12 years, it wasn’t until 1995 that he made his first commercial debut recording, which was re-released on the P3 Label in 2002. He went on to record an exciting new Double Concerto for Guitar, Electric Bass and String Orchestra by the esteemed British composer Andrew Downes. But his fame found new impetus with the release of “Favourite Guitar Works” on the Classic FM/BMG Conifer label. Simon's CD was one of the best selling in the collection and can be heard frequently on Classic FM. Subsequent releases include a collection of guitar works on the RCA Victor label that features Simon alongside Julian Bream and John Williams.

5. Viennese Ball Evening For Quake Relief -15-Mar-2001
day, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra under newgeneration violinist joji hattori will play four classical numbers in a

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7. Joji Hattori Gastiert In Wien
Translate this page November 2001 wird der japanische violinist joji hattori gemeinsam mit Franz Bartolomey(Violoncello) und Gottlieb Wallisch (Klavier) im Wiener Musikverein
Joji Hattori gastiert in Wien
Am 15. November 2001 wird der japanische Violinist Joji Hattori gemeinsam mit Franz Bartolomey (Violoncello) und Gottlieb Wallisch (Klavier) im Wiener Musikverein gastieren. Zur Aufführung kommen Werke von Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel und Johannes Brahms. Joji Hattori, der zu den führenden japanischen Musikern der jüngeren Generation zählt, verbrachte den Großteil seiner Kindheit in Wien. Er erhielt im Alter von fünf Jahren den ersten Violinunterricht; nach Abschluß der Theresianischen Akademie studierte er Violine bei Rainer Küchl an der Wiener Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst sowie später bei Hermann Krebbers, Michel Schwalbé und Vladimir Spivakov. 1989 gewann er den Ersten Preis, den Bachpreis und den Publikumspreis beim Internationalen Yehudi Menuhin Violinwettbewerb, unmittelbar darauf folgte sein erfolgreiches Englanddebut mit dem Royal Philharmonic Orchestra unter Lord Menuhin. 1992 unternahm er seine erste Japantournee. Neben seiner solistischen Tätigkeit, in deren Rahmen er mit renommierten japanischen und europäischen Orchestern zusammenarbeitet, hat er sich auch der Kammermusik und der Leitung von Kammerorchestern verschrieben. Joji Hattori, der gegenwärtig in London lebt, hält eine Gastprofessur an der Royal Academy of Music und widmet sich neben seinen Konzertverpflichtungen auch seinen akademischen Interessen für Soziologie als Senior Associate Member des St. Antony College in Oxford.

8. Chamber Music Festival Continues With Emerson And Ying Quartets
The 2001 winner is 16year-old violinist Howard Zhang from Shanghai, China. musicians, joining soloists Sadao Harada (cello), joji hattori and Teo Arias (violin) and Jasminka Stancul
Chamber Music Festival continues with Emerson and Ying Quartets
By Jim Helsing After weekend concerts by the St. Petersburg Quartet and Finckel-Han cellist-piano duo, the Festival de Música de Cámara’s first full week includes performances by the Emerson and Ying string quartets, two concerts showcasing winners of international contests, and a one-time appearance of an ensemble of four star musicians from around the world. The Emerson Quartet leads off the week on July 31, with a concert that includes quartets by Haydn, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. The Haydn work is nicknamed The Joke because of its comic finale. The Shostakovich quartet, No. 14 of a total of 15, is a mysterious work…with many solos and moments of extreme isolation, which “threaten to unravel the four-way fabric of quartet discourse.” This quartet “forces an unusually heavy responsibility upon the listener to follow the music’s argument and conveys a very contemporary sense of doubt and absurdity.” The final work on the Emerson program is the Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, written when the composer was 18, to memorialize having fallen in love while on a holiday. On August 1, the St. Petersburg Quartet will perform Shostakovich, Dvorak and Borodin. Thursday, August 2, will feature the winner of the Irving Klein International Competition, held annually in San Francisco. The 2001 winner is 16-year-old violinist Howard Zhang from Shanghai, China. Zhang is now a student at the Julliard School of Music in New York City. First prize in the Klein Competition includes US$10,000 and several concert appearances, including the one in the San Miguel Festival. The cash prize is endowed by long-time San Miguel resident Charlotte Kursh. Zhang’s program includes Beethoven, Paganini, Bach, Sarasate, Tchaikowsky and Alan Ridout.

9. Wiener KammerOrchester
Translate this page Violine und Viola joji hattori zählt derzeit als violinist und zunehmend alsDirigent zu den führenden japanischen Musikern der jüngeren Generation.

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Joji Hattori zählt derzeit als Geiger und zunehmend als Dirigent zu den führenden japanischen Musikern der jüngeren Generation. In Japan geboren, hat er den grössten Teil seiner Kindheit und Jugend in Wien verbracht. Von beiden Kulturen geprägt und mit dem Ursprung seiner musikalischen Laufbahn in der Kammermusik, ist Joji Hattori heute einer der wenigen Musiker asiatischer Herkunft, der von internationalen Orchestern vor allem als Interpret der Wiener Klassik (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven und Schubert) geschätzt wird.
Hattori begann mit dem Violinspiel im Alter von fünf Jahren und studierte bei Rainer Küchl an der Wiener Musikhochschule. Später erhielt er Unterricht von Yehudi Menuhin, Michel Schwalbé und Vladimir Spivakov. 1989 gewann er den Ersten Preis beim Internationalen Yehudi Menuhin Violinwettbewerb. Im September 2002 wurde er im ersten Maazel-Vilar Wettbewerb unter 362 Kandidaten ausgewählt, in der Carnegie Hall ein Debütkonzert mit dem St.Luke Symphony Orchestra zu dirigieren, und wurde mit dem Lincoln Maazel Fellowship Preis ausgezeichnet, welches ihm ermöglicht, in den kommenden Jahren mit Lorin Maazel als Mentor zu arbeiten.
Als Violinsolist hat er weltweit mit zahlreichen Orchestern gearbeitet, u. a. mit dem Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, den Wiener Symphonikern (unter Vladimir Fedosejev), der Slovakischen Philharmonie, der Sinfonia Varsovia, dem Münchner und Prager Rundfunkorchester, dem Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (unter Yehudi Menuhin), dem BBC National Orchestra of Wales, dem Orchestre National de Lille, dem Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, der New Japan Philharmonic (unter Seiji Ozawa), Seoul Philharmonic, den Moskauer Virtuosen und dem English und Israel Chamber Orchestra.

10. Jose Sanchez-Penzo: The Way Famous String Instruments Went - Instruments
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Beare, Charles: Letter to Oscar Lafer on the 'Lord Dunraven' 1710 Strad July 10, 1974 (unpublished) Beare, Charles: Letter on the 1716 Cristofori cello to the actual owner October 19, 1987 (unpublished) Beare, Charles: Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari Cremona Palazzo Comunale 26 agosto - 7 ottobre 1987 1987 Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., Milano The Miracle Makers Stradivari * Guarneri * Oliveira Bein, Robert: Letter to José Sánchez on the Lord Dunraven 1710 Strad November 4, 1998 (unpublished) Berlin Classics: Booklet of the recording Schubert-Brahms Jan Vogler, cello - Bruno Canino, piano Berlin Classics 0011792BC, 12/1997 Bongartz: 50. Auktion - Catalog Nov. 9, 1998.

11. International Chamber Music Festival  Launches 22nd Season
joji hattori, violinist, who is a visiting professor of violin and concertmaster at the Royal Academy of Music in London,
International Chamber Music Festival
Launches 22 nd season
The International Chamber Music Festival begins its 22 nd season Saturday, July 29, at 8 p.m. at the Angela Peralta Theater with a concert by the Harada-Hattori-Laredo Trio, an ensemble especially formed for the Festival. This year, the Festival honors Carmen Masip, who this year was named President/Founder for her role in inaugurating it in 1979 and her creative leadership over the past 22 years. The ensemble consists of Sadao Harada, cellist and founding member of the Tokyo String Quartet; Joji Hattori, violinist, who is a visiting professor of violin and concertmaster at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Ruth Laredo, who has been called the “First Lady of Piano” in the United States. Their opening night performance will include piano trios by Haydn, Beethoven and Dvorak. At the second concert on Sunday, July 30, at 5 p.m., the Trio will present works by Schuman, Kreisler, Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano trio in D Minor Op. 49. There are still some seats available for individual concerts.

12. Caramba! - Housle
The world violinists; violinist (angl.);; Vstupte. Bell Joshua;Elman Misha; Enescu George; Haendel Ida; hattori joji; Huberman Bronislaw;

13. KIGF 2002
his official debut at Wigmore Hall, solo concert tours in America and Europeand several performances with the world renowned violinist, joji hattori.

Tokyo Ensemble, directed by the violinist joji hattori, gave its debutat the Kioi Hall on the 30th April. The ensemble has 18 string
Tokyo Ensemble, directed by the violinist Joji Hattori, gave its debut at the Kioi Hall on the 30th April. The ensemble has 18 string players, among them Choi Munsu, Tomoko Kawada, Sadao Harada, and Hiroshi Ikematsu, and are joined by wind players as necessary.
In the opening Dvorak's Waltz, warm and velvety sound from the string section, characteristic of this ensemble, as well as the naturally secure intonation were already evident. This was followed by the commissioned work Two Fragments for Solo Violin and Quartet: Black and Yellow by the late Ikuma Dan which combined the enjoyment of Dan's easily accessible musical language with the visual entertainment of black-and-yellow costume. The third work Dvorak's String Quintet No.2 seemed less polished, however it left a potential for further experiment in programming - they are planning to continue incorporating chamber works in an orchestral concert.
With the guest viola player Masao Kawasaki and Hattori himself as the soloists, the final work Sinfonia Concertante by Mozart was very enjoyable and full of lively spirit. Instead of trying to compete with each other's individual interpretations and techniques, the two soloists agreeably made their musical personalities come through and supported each other. This, together with very fine playing from the orchestra resulted in a pleasantly convincing performance. The concept of this newly established ensemble is to create an environment in which the performers and the audience are able to share the joy of ensemble playing: tonight's program successfully reflected this with its diversity of works included and the vitality evident throughout.

15. Oxford University Gazette, 6 December 2001: Advertisements
The soloist is the brilliant Japanese violinist, joji hattori, associate fellow ofSt Antony's College Elgar, Introduction and Allegro , Takemitsu, Three Film
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16. The Hindu : Vienna In Spring
And so was the Vienna Chamber Orchestra conducted by joji hattori. Coordination waseffected superbly; the violinist conductor hattori led with strong bravura
Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Monday, April 02, 2001
Front Page
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Vienna in Spring
THE MUSIC is familiar, easy and frothy but if it is also elegant, witty, sonorous, graceful and with the dark continuo of tragic sense, then it has to be Vienna. And so was the Vienna Chamber Orchestra conducted by Joji Hattori. Two feats difficult to achieve were performed with grace and distinction - the antiphon responses within the string groupings where ideas move back and forth and the lustrous full orchestral singing that begin and end the work. The encore disproved the adage that the best wine should not be served last. And proved another one, that only for the Viennese is the Blue Danube really blue. Hattori from Japan, with unbuttoned zest, introduced the Blue Danube Waltz with some fetching words and then unleashed glorious playing with precise ensemble and the lilt which is uniquely Viennese. Whereas in Mumbai the programme was repeated with dancers in ball gowns at a gala event, in Chennai we gave our own distinctive accolade when a famous Bharatanatyam dancer, spontaneously waltzed gracefully out of the hall, an embodiment of the grace and music of a Viennese evening. A. F. COUTO

17. HTML Document For The World Wide Web
The same conductor and orchestra performed Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor Op.82 with Mr. joji hattori. This concerto requires the violinist to have
DSCH in Tokyo in 1997
Part 2 (July to December, 1997)
st July, 1997 (Saturday) at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo Conductor : Alan Gilbert Orchestra : The Tokyo Sympony Concert Master : Takumi Komoriya
  • DSCH - Symphony No.10 in E minor, Op.93
(Alan Gilbert) Of the 15 symphonies DSCH composed, the No.10 Symphony is one of the most dramatic and large-scaled ones. DSCH had not written any symphonies for about 8 years since the No.9 in 1945. Probably he did not intentionally compose symphonies during that period because of Stalin and Stalinism in Russia but the main theme of the No.10 symphony is no doubt Stalin, who passed away in March, 1953, and it was completed on 27 th October, 1953. DSCH often showed his autographs "D.S.C.H." in this symphony. Mr. Alan Gilbert is well known and famous to Classical music lovers and regarded as one of promising young conductors. He conducted the symphony very energetically and the 3 rd and 4 th movements were excellent. I wish to listen to his DSCH's symphonies much more in the near future. He and The Tokyo Symphony performed A. Liadov's "The Enchanted Lade" OP.62 and S.Prokofiev's "Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor" Op.63 - Ms. Kyoko Takezawa - violin, too. Both were brilliant, Ms. Kyoko Takezawa in particular !

18. Musicorda
Because Jeanne and Norman's daughter Rebecca is first violinist in a string a treasurebox of young talent Rachel Barton, joji hattori, Wilhelmina Smith and
Spring 2001 Newsletter
Top row from left:
Matt Dane, The St. Petersburg String Quartet, Amit Peled
Bottom from left:
Awadagin Pratt, Vega String Quartet, Jennifer Koh 15th Anniversary Season
Star Alumni Return for 2001 Festival

by Leopold Teraspulsky, Artistic Director What makes this Fifteenth Anniversary Festival so special? The line-up of resident artists who teach in the Summer String Program, of course! Sixteen internationally recognized concert artists and teachers will join our community to enrich our lives by their performances. Among our favorites are violinists James Buswell Lynn Chang Marylou Churchill Andrew Jennings and Masuko Ushioda . Pianists Michael Adcock and Jane Hawkins and violists Michelle LaCourse and Peter Slowik are also remembered for beautiful past performances. Cellists again on the performing roster are Norman Fischer, Ronald Leonard, Carol

19. Bangkok Post Tuesday 01 October 2002 - Thai Conductor Wins
The two other finalists, joji hattori of Japan and Natalia LuisBassa of Joining himwere violinist Kyung-Wha Chung; Glenn Dicterow, violinist concertmaster

20. The Hindu : Sightings
WHAT sort of music would a Japanese violinist conductor make rapturous after beingtreated to a scintillating performance by conductor joji hattori and his
Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Sunday, April 01, 2001
Front Page
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* SHE sat there swaying, singing and becoming totally one with the creator. Abida Parveen, along with other musicians from Iran and Lucknow, came together to sing at the Jahan-e-Khusrau festival organised by poet, film-maker and designer, Muzzafar Ali in Delhi recently. Said Ali of his latest venture, "This is the city of the great Sufi poet Amir Khusrau and I feel his aura and vibrations all over. So I thought of this idea." Of course Parveen stole the thunder as she sang. Ali said he invited her for the festival because it would enable people to know of and understand Khusrau. And Parveen? Thrilled at being part of the festival, she was the picture of grace and humility pointing out that music knew no boundaries. "Where there is music there is God," said Praveen. * IT was an unusual duo that flagged off a march against racism. When Pandit Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka Shankar, played the role of activists protesting against racism, it was in the hope of inspiring people to sit up and notice and take a stance against this. Pt. Ravi Shankar, who is a good will ambassador for the U.N., released Hindi translations of three U.N. documents on the topic of racism. Admitting that it was a symbolic gesture to involve school children in the race, a U.N. official said that the idea behind including Anoushka was to inspire the younger generation.

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