Suzuki Audio Recordings

Did you know that in the Suzuki Method, listening is one of the most important pillars that students benefit from?

A good quality audio recording reference helps the students in the process of learning the repertoire.

Many different great violinists are featured in the “Suzuki Recordings”.

The last two violinists that are playing in the modern recordings are Hillary Hann (Violin Books 1 to 3) and Augustin Hadelich* (Violin Books 4-6) *Recently Announced.

Hillary Hann

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn matches expressive musicality and technical expertise with a diverse repertoire guided by artistic curiosity. Her barrier-breaking attitude towards classical music and her commitment to sharing her experiences with a global community have made her a fan favourite. Hahn is a prolific recording artist and commissioner of new works.

Augustin Hadelich

Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. From Bach to Brahms, from Bartók to Adès, he has mastered a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire. He is often referred to by colleagues as a musician’s musician. Named Musical America’s 2018 “Instrumentalist of the Year,” he is consistently cited worldwide for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations.


Shinichi Suzuki

Shinichi Suzuki was a violinist, educator, philosopher and humanitarian. Born in 1898, he studied violin in Japan for some years before going to Germany in the 1920s for further study. After the end of World War II, Dr. Suzuki devoted his life to the development of the method he calls Talent Education.


Koji Toyoda

Koji Toyoda was one of Shinichi Suzuki’s first students after he returned to Japan from studying in Germany.
Koji Toyoda was only three and a half years old at the time.
From 1962 to 1979, he was the concertmaster of the Berlin Radio-Philharmonic Orchestra.
From 1979 to 2000, he was a professor at Berlin’s Hochschule der Künste.
He was the first music director of the Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy and Festival, as well as the director of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra.
After Shinichi Suzuki died in 1998, he took over as President of the Talent Education Research Institute, also known as the Suzuki method.


David Cerone

From 1985 to 2008, David Cerone, Mus.D, Violin, was President of The Cleveland Institute of Music.
Born in Syracuse, New York, he began violin studies with his father before moving to Detroit at the age of eleven to study with Mischa Mischakoff, the NBC Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster under Arturo Toscanini.
As a scholarship student, he studied with renowned pedagogue Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music.
In 1967, he made his New York recital debut at Town Hall.

David Nadien

Nadien, a native New Yorker, studied under Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian, D.C. Dounis, and Adolph Busch.
He made his solo debut at the age of 14 with the New York Philharmonic, where he later served as concertmaster from 1966 to 1970.
In 1970, he left for the more lucrative world of studio recording, where he achieved great success and worked with artists such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

You can find the official digital Suzuki Audio recordings at Alfred

Or if you are in Halifax you can buy your physical copy at the Long & McQuade store near to you.

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