Yoshio Unno

Yoshio Unno

Real Name:
海野良夫 (海野義雄)
Profile:
Yoshio Unno (b. 1936) is a Japanese violinist, conductor, and music educator. He graduated from the Tokyo National University Of Fine Arts And Music in 1958 after studying with Wolfgang Stavonhagen and a few other mentors. In 1959, Unno became a concertmaster of the NHK Kokyogakudan orchestra. Yoshio continued his music studies with Michel Schwalbé in Germany and Joseph Szigeti in Switzerland in the mid-sixties. He made a European debut at Wiener Musikverein in 1967.

In 1970, Yoshio Unno started lecturing at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Five years later, he became the youngest full professor at the University at the age of 39. Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office arrested the professor in 1981 on a suspicion of bribery over the school's purchases of musical instruments. Yoshio was sentenced to a year in prison with a three-year probation period; he left Japan and moved to Paris with his family. After the probation has expired, Unno returned to Japan in 1989.

From 2005 to 2011, Yoshio Unno served as a president of the Tokyo College of Music. The artist had been playing Antonio Stradivari's 1698 Thoulow violin since 1973.
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