iMessage from Ryugo Hayano, Presidentj
President, Talent Education Research Institute Corp.
In this year that we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki establishing the Talent Education Research Institute, I, Ryugo Hayano have assumed the 5th Presidency of the Talent Education Research Institute. I am neither a professional musician nor performer. Presently, I am serving as Professor of physics at the University of Tokyo.
I began my violin study at the age of 4 and continued to study until I entered high school. I studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the Matsumoto Music School, the school where the Suzuki Method began. When I was 12 years old, I was selected to be a member of the First Suzuki Ten Children Concert Tour to America.
Though I selected to follow the path of studying science instead of music, what I learned through studying the violin had a powerful influence on my life. It requires great concentration to play an instrument through an entire piece, even just a short piece. The continual repetition required to obtain this skill of concentration is indispensable. Listening to music, moving my body, remembering the piece, polishing the tonec I feel that the endurance and the concentration that I obtained through this process became my strength behind my science research.
Since I entered high school and stopped playing the violin, nearly half a century has passed. However, I was able to enjoy playing violin with the participants at the 70th Anniversary Commemorative Concert during Summer School. I was surprised that after a gblankh of 50 years, I was still able to play from memory the pieces that I played when I was a child! It made me happy when I realized that it is true that once we study an instrument, we can enjoy playing it anytime.
The Suzuki Method has spread throughout the world for 70 years and achieved fine results as an educational movement which develops childrenfs potential to its maximum level through early childhood education by music, and fosters all children as human beings with rich sensibility. Presently about 400,000 children in the world are studying instruments by the Suzuki Method. Protecting the precious history of the Suzuki Method, I would like to continue researching and making efforts with TERI violin, piano, cello and flute teachers as to how we can contribute to the childrenfs future through this musical education.
Ryugo Hayano profile
He is 64 years old and is serving as professor of physics at the University of Tokyo. His research base is the CERN in Switzerland (European Organization for Nuclear Research), the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, where he has been researching and studying gantimatterh. Since March 2011, he has been analyzing the present effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and sending the information through Twitter. He has written a book with Shigesato Itoi titled gWe Want to Knowh published by Shincho Bunko. (This book can be found on Kindle or at
https://www.amazon.com/Want-Know-conversation-radiation-aftermath-ebook/dp/B012G0O1SS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1473726545&sr=1-1#nav-subnav ) . In this book he advocates the importance of having the power to think scientifically.
1952: Born in Ogaki city, Gifu prefecture. Brought up in Matsumoto due to his fatherfs work.
1956: Began his violin study at the Matsumoto Music School, where he learned directly with Dr. Suzuki.
1964: Selected to be a member of the First Ten Children Concert Tour to America.
1974: Graduate from Dept. of Physics, University of Tokyo.
1979: Graduate from Graduate School of Physics, University of Tokyo.
1997: Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Tokyo.
2010: Board Member of OBEOG Society of the Suzuki Method.
2014: Board Member of Talent Education Research Institute.
2008: 2008 Nishina Memorial Prize (Study of antiprotonic helium atoms).
2009: 62nd Chunichi Culture Prize (Study of antiprotonic helium atoms).