Shinichi Suzuki

1898 - 1998

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Shinichi Suzuki (鈴木 鎮一, Suzuki Shin'ichi, 17 October 1898 – 26 January 1998) was a Japanese musician, philosopher, and educator and the founder of the international Suzuki method of music education and developed a philosophy for educating people of all ages and abilities. An influential pedagogue in music education of children, he often spoke of the ability of all children to learn things well, especially in the right environment, and of developing the heart and building the character of music students through their music education. Before his time, it was rare for children to be formally taught classical instruments from an early age and even more rare for children to be accepted by a music teacher without an audition or entrance examination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shinichi Suzuki has received more than 34,367 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Shinichi Suzuki is the 456th most popular musician (up from 458th in 2019), the 587th most popular biography from Japan (down from 560th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Musician.

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Among musicians, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 456 out of 2,675Before him are Michael Hutchence, Murray Perahia, Jimmy Cobb, Bruno Mars, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Tony Sheridan. After him are Ivry Gitlis, Ben Webster, Bill Viola, Gato Barbieri, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Ira Gershwin.

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Among people born in 1898, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 84Before him are Jean Borotra, Helmuth von Pannwitz, Matvei Zakharov, Jean Fautrier, Karl Mauss, and Joseph Kessel. After him are István Dobi, Leon Štukelj, Paul Robeson, Marie-Pierre Kœnig, Hans Globke, and Piero Sraffa. Among people deceased in 1998, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 80Before him are Bruno Munari, Adem Jashari, Hans von Ohain, César Baldaccini, Efim Geller, and Shotaro Ishinomori. After him are Momoko Kōchi, John Derek, Aymoré Moreira, Marie-Louise Meilleur, Lucio Battisti, and Zbigniew Herbert.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 587 out of 5,560Before him are Tokugawa Ieharu (1737), Hideaki Anno (1960), Sessue Hayakawa (1886), Nitobe Inazō (1862), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), and Yasutaka Tsutsui (1934). After him are Emperor Murakami (926), Kinji Fukasaku (1930), Hajime Sugiyama (1880), Yamamoto Kansuke (1493), Momoko Kōchi (1932), and Shojiro Sugimura (1905).

Among MUSICIANS In Japan

Among musicians born in Japan, Shinichi Suzuki ranks 4Before him are Joe Hisaishi (1950), Kitarō (1953), and Isao Tomita (1932). After him are Ryo Kawasaki (1947), Mitsuko Uchida (1948), Hide (1964), Shigeru Umebayashi (1951), Yuki Kajiura (1965), Yoshiki (1965), Susumu Hirasawa (1954), and Gackt (1973).