Masao Kawasaki

The Juilliard School

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kawasaki has given international concert tours as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, and has given guest master classes. Kawasaki made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 1985 and has made festival appearances at Spoleto, Rockport, Casals, Mostly Mozart, Nagano/Aspen, Aspen, Miyazaki International Chamber Music Festivals and Viola Space. He has made television appearances on PBS’s Great Performances series, Classic Hours and NHK-Television. His recordings are available on the CBS, Sony, EMI, Nonesuch, Phillips, Bis, New World and Pantheon labels.

Kawasaki has served as an adjudicator for international competitions including Yehudi Menuhin and Lionel Tertis Competitions. He was a recipient of the Presidential Scholars Program Teacher Recognition Award in 2004 and the Glover Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 1990. Kawasaki has held the Geraldine B. Gee Chair at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music since 1983 and has been head of the string department at Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music since 1980. He has been a faculty member at Aspen Music Festival and School since 1978 and worked at Philadelphia College of Performing Arts from 1980-83.

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