Hidetaro Suzuki

Suzuki, Hidetaro. Violinist, conductor, b Tokyo 30 Jun l939. After some early studies in Tokyo he worked l956-63 with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute.

Suzuki, Hidetaro

Suzuki, Hidetaro. Violinist, conductor, b Tokyo 30 Jun l939. After some early studies in Tokyo he worked l956-63 with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute. He was a finalist in the l962 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and a finalist in the l963 and l967 Queen Elisabeth Competitions in Brussels, and won second prize in the l966 Montreal International Competition. While he was concertmaster l963-77 of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra he also performed with the orchestra as soloist and guest conductor. In addition he taught at the CMQ, where Pierre Mongrain was one of his pupils. Suzuki has toured in the USA, Japan, the USSR, France, Belgium, Cuba, and Canada, both as a soloist with orchestra and in recital, accompanied by his wife, the pianist Zeyda Suzuki. At Ontario Place in Toronto he played the Tchaikovsky Concerto 26 Jul l976 with the TS conducted by Victor Feldbrill. His large repertoire, extending from the classics to contemporary works, is served by a strong technique and a keen musicality. In l978 he became concertmaster of the Indianapolis SO.