NEWS

2021/06/30
Great news!

Professor Alan Gilbert will be conducting remote lesson today, from 5:30pm!

2021/06/30
MMCJ2021 Second day of the seminar

The students spent the morning rehearsing on their own, reviewing what the professors said the day before.

We had a choice of Hamburger steak stew over rice or Tofu Hamburger steak bento.


Professor Manabu Suzuki coached the students in the evening.

2021/06/28
MMCJ2021



Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to invite students and professors from abroad like we did in the past. However, we started the seminar yesterday with four quartet groups from Japan. It was the beginning of an intense week of rehearsal and coachings by Professors Naoto Otomo, Manabu Suzuki and members of Quartet Excelsior.


Professor Otomo’s greeting and introduction of the students and professors.


Students listening to Professor Otomo’s comments and advices.

2021/05/12
Application was due on 30 April, 2021

Application for MMCJ 2021 was closed on 30 April, 2021 (Japan Standard Time). Thank you.
2021/03/31
Now ready to receive the application for MMCJ2021.

We are now ready to receive the application for MMCJ2021.  Please click “APPLY ONLINE” and proceed following the instructions.  This year MMCJ accepts only string quartet group based in Japan as detailed in the Instructions to Applicant.
2021/03/23
We have updated ”YOUR TEACHERS.”
2021/03/15
“MMCJ2021” is released.
2020/12/03
Now you can enjoy the MMCJ concert on October 22, 2020 on YouTube!


Now you can enjoy the MMCJ concert on October 22, 2020 on YouTube!
This concert was a special gift of MMCJ in this stressful time, produced by MMCJ Professor Manabu SUZUKI and played by him and superb young musicians once studied in MMCJ, Ribon AIDA, Yuna SHINOHARA, Meguna NAKA, Kanon SHIBATA and a special guest Hiroyasu YAMAMOTO.

Followings are the URL of each piece:
Schubert: String Trio in B-flat major D.471 ( https://youtu.be/goBj1NVYpJs )
Mozart: String Quintet No.3 in C major K.515 ( https://youtu.be/Fy2zYFfJukw )
Brahms: String Sextet No.2 in G major Op.36 ( https://youtu.be/CX2xuB_aMyg )

2020/11/16
On November 15, released on “Yokohama Web Stage” the second part of music video of MMCJ quartet with Ribon Aida and Yuna Shinohara (Vn), Meguna Naka (Vla), Michiaki Ueno (VC), playing Dvořák and Kosaku Yamada.


The second part of Music videos of MMCJ quartet are released on "Yokohama Web Stage."
This is the second half of their performance recorded on August 27 at Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan.
We hope you will enjoy the performance and the pictures again.

Dvořák : String Quartet No.12, “American” 1st mov.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG4hbH3EK64

Dvořák : String Quartet No.12, “American” 4th mov.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9oGHIZGy04

Kosaku Yamada : String Quartet No.2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHIynGJnWys

2020/11/02
On November 1, released on “Yokohama Web Stage” a music video of MMCJ quartet with Aida Ribon and Yuna Shinohara (Vn), Meguna Naka (Vla), Michiaki Ueno (VC), playing Komei Abe, Tchaikovsky and Ravel.


Music videos of MMCJ quartet with Aida Ribon and Yuna Shinohara (Vn), Meguna Naka
(Vla), Michiaki Ueno (VC), are released on "Yokohama Web Stage."
This is the part one of two of their performance recorded on August 27 at Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan. The second part will be released mid November.
The excellent players came back to this hall, where they once studied as student of MMCJ, for this video recording.
We hope you will enjoy the performance and the pictures as well.

Komei Abe: String Quartet No.7, 4th mov.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SM3q-eylgc

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1, 2nd mov.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNkqWYuzeOM

Ravel: String Quartet, 2nd mov.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwHpFmNM9Xg



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