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Ray Iwazumi, violinist, is widely respected as a performer of uncommon musicianship and integrity. Guided by the artistic principles of his mentors Dorothy DeLay and Igor Oistrakh, his dedication to music finds expression in a multi-faceted career as a violinist, composer, lecturer, writer, editor, and teacher.

Ray performs worldwide as soloist and chamber musician, and is frequently invited to present lectures and masterclasses at prestigious institutions in the U.S.A., Europe, and Japan. He pursues a concert career that is highly unusual with its intense combination of virtuosity, scholarship, research, and performance.

With a keen interest in musicological research, Ray’s in-depth research on Eugène Ysaÿe’s Six Sonates pour violon seul, Op. 27 has brought forth significant findings on these landmark masterworks, and his concerts and recording of these works have been critically acclaimed. He also shares his leading expertise of this repertoire through lectures and lecture-performances and has written several articles on the subject, featured in The Strad, MLA Notes, along with a multi-year series in the Japanese journal String.

Ray has cataloged the rare materials and manuscripts related to Ysaÿe at The Juilliard School, is active as an editor and music research consultant, and is faculty at The Juilliard School. He has edited the Scherzo-Tarantella of Henryk Wieniawski, and is currently editing the Concerto in A minor of Henry Vieuxtemps for G. Henle Verlag.

Ray completed his B.M., M.M., and D.M.A., degrees, and was awarded the Richard French Prize at The Juilliard School, under the guidance of Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang, and also completed two Masters degrees awarded “with highest distinction” in violin and chamber music at the Brussels Royal Conservatory under the guidance of Igor Oistrakh.




イザイ研究の第一人者として世界的に認められている奏者兼研究家。ジュリアード楽院で博士課程、ブリュッセル王立音楽院の修士課程を首席で卒業。ドロシー・ディレイ、イーゴリ・オイストラフに師事。アメリカ、ヨーロッパと日本を中心に活動し、ニューヨークのリンカーン・センターで数々のソロや室内楽のコンサート、Focus!Beyond the Machine 音楽祭では作曲家としても活躍。ブリュッセルではパレ・デ・ボザールや王立図書館、王立音楽院等で演奏し、日本ではNHK-FM、東京のオペラシティやJTアートホールでリサイタルを開き絶賛された。

一方で音楽学にも造詣深く、イザイの無伴奏ソナタについての独自の研究は英語と日本語での講演及び The StradMLA Notes(北米音楽図書協会誌)や「ストリング」で掲載された数々の記事、近年ではヘンレ社のイザイ無伴奏ソナタ全集において論文から引用される。2008年ブリュッセルのベルギー王立図書館で開かれたイザイ 150周年記念展では演奏と研究の両方で全面的に採用された。ジュリアード音楽院のイザイ関連の資料、ルイス・パーシンガー・コレクション、ヴィオラ・ミッチェル・コレクションとジャネット・イザイ・コレクションの原稿分析、カタログ、リサーチも行う。






Violoniste, Ray Iwazumi trouve l’expression artistique comme interprète et même compositeur et conférencier. Il donne des concerts fréquents aux Etats-Unis, le Japon, et l’Europe comme soliste et chambriste. Les concerts aux Tokyo et New York avaient reçu avec des éloges.

Il est aussi célébré mondiale comme érudit exceptionnel avec des recherches profond concernant des œuvres d’Eugène Ysaÿe. Ses interprétations et recherches sont fréquemment publié dans les journaux de musique prestigieux comme The Strad, String (Japonais), et MLA Notes.

Il a achevé son doctorat avec le prix Richard French à The Juilliard School (New York City) sous Dorothy DeLay et achevé deux diplômes de premier prix aux Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (Section Flamand) sous Igor Oistrakh.


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