World renowned teaching faculty of the International Academy of the Suzuki Method
Prof. Hiroko Suzuki ,violin
Prof. Mineo Hayashi, cello
Mineo Hayashi began his cello study with the Suzuki Method. He later studied with Hideo Saito at Toho School of Music, and has also graduated from the Geneva Conservatoire with the highest honor. He won the first prize in the Beograd International Cello Competition. He has performed extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States. He also performed in a concert celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of Pablo Casals' birth. Celebrating three- hundredth anniversary of J.S. Bach, He had made concert tour throughout Japan, performing all Bach's unaccompanied cello suites in one night.
Prof. Takeaki Miyamae ,flute
Prof. Seizo Azuma, piano
Seizo Azuma began his piano study with the Suzuki Method. He was awarded the first prize in the 52nd Japan Music Competition while he was studying at Tokyo College of Music. He graduated from the Conservatoire National Superior in Paris with honors. He has won the first prizes in many competitions including both the 15th International Piano Competition “E. Pozzoli” and the 7th International Piano Competitiong Viotti-Valsesiahin Italy. As a soloist and chamber musician, he continues to perform actively. He has made several appearances with major Japanese orchestras including the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He received the Japan Chopin Music Awards. His CDs were released by Epson label(Beethoven:Sonatas, Liszt:favorite pieces).