Guided by the artistic principles of his mentors Dorothy DeLay and Igor Oistrakh, Ray Iwazumi's dedication to music finds expression in a multi-faceted career as a violinist, composer, lecturer, writer, editor, and teacher. He performs as soloist and chamber musician, and he is also frequently invited to present lectures, in-depth lecture-concerts, and masterclasses at institutions in the U.S.A., Europe, and Japan.
Mr. Iwazumi has cataloged the rare materials and manuscripts related to Eugène Ysaÿe at The Juilliard School and has written several articles on Ysaÿe’s Six Sonates pour violon seul, Op. 27, for The Strad, MLA Notes, and a multi-year series in the Japanese journal String. He has edited the Scherzo-Tarantella of Henryk Wieniawski and the Concerto in A minor of Henry Vieuxtemps for the leading publisher of critical music editions, G. Henle Verlag.
Mr. Iwazumi completed his BM, MM, and DMA at The Juilliard School under the guidance of Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. He also completed two Masters degrees awarded "with highest distinction" in violin and chamber music at the Brussels Royal Conservatory under the guidance of Igor Oistrakh.