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Ryuichi Higuchi (Conductor)

Born: April 9, 1946 - Tokyo, Japan

Ryuichi Higuchi is a leading musicologist who is also an active conductor. He studied with G. von Dadelsen and U. Siegele at the Tübingen University, and received his doctorate in 1979 with a dissertation on J .S. Bach's cantatas (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/34). He studied conducring with A. Sumski and made praxis at St. Mary's Church in Stuttgatt.

Ever since he returned to Tokyo, he has been a vety active musicologist, conductor and music critic. In the Bach Year of 2000, he founded the Bach Akademie Meiji Gakuin Tokyo, a music association giving six concerts pet year, and became its artistic director. With them he regularly petforms some of the major works of J.S. Bach at the Meiji Gakuin University Chapel.

Higuchi is a Professor of Musicology and the Dean of the Faculty of Letters of this university. With his Bach studies he was awarded the Kyoto Music Prize (1988) and the Tsuji Prize (1989). In 2001 he was conferred the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art for his conttibutions to the promotion of music of J.S. Bach and Arnold Schoenberg.

Source: Liner notes to the album ‘J.S. Bach: Messe in H-MOLL’ conducted by Ryuichi Higuchi (BAMG, 2003)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2004)

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