Our Performers

MyOngaku performers are a diverse and dedicated group of accomplished musicians and teachers who teach using the Suzuki® Method. Read their bios below to learn more about them. 


Suzuki Violin School, Volume 1, Violin Part, Revised Edition
Violinist Amelia Gold
Violinist Dan Dery
Violinist Koen Rens
Amelia Gold

A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York, Amelia Gold began violin studies at the Manhattan School of Music with the Master Suzuki teacher Dorothy Kaplan Roffman at the age of four years old. During Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's first trip to the United States, Amelia performed ...

Dan Dery

A “Suzuki child” who had the privilege of studying under Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York, Dan Dery has worked with great violinists including Pinchas Zuckerman, Ruggiero Ricci, Sylvia Rosenberg and Shmuel Ashkenasi. ...

Koen Rens

Koen Rens studied violin with Jeanne Janssens as a Suzuki student in Turnhout, Belgium. He obtained first prize in violin and chamber music at the Brussels Royal Conservatory and later studied violin, methodology and psychopedagogy at the Conservatoire ... 

Suzuki Violin School, Volume 2, Violin Part, Revised Edition 

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with Brian Lewis.

Violinist Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis

One of the most versatile and charismatic violinists today, Brian Lewis is an

exceptionally dedicated and gifted performer whose passionate artistry has been heard and embraced around the world. "There are a lot of fine violinists on the concert stage today, but few can ... "

Yukari Tate

Yukari Tate began her violin study at the age of 3 and studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki from the age of 12. In 1964, she was a member of the first Suzuki Ten Children's Concert Tour to the United States. On this tour, she performed Chausson Poeme to ...

Martin Rüttimann

Martin Rüttimann was born into a musical family where both parents were Suzuki® Method teachers and founded the first Suzuki school in Switzerland. He studied the violin with Andras Santora and later with Detlef Hahn (London, Oslo), and took master classes with Alexandre Dubach,...