The great 20th-century performers (1950-2000) Asia

 

Lanfang or Buniatishvili? Jo or Maisky? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle a field as large and diverse as classical music, covering 10 centuries of history: there are uncountable numbers of classical music performers in the world. Making a selection of musicians, such as a “top 10” for example, is a difficult and subjective exercise. A musical selection is often the expression of personal preferences or artistic opinions, very interesting but also very different according to critics or musicologists, or simply influenced by the context: will an English performer/musician not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in Canada, Marc-André Hamelin, a Quebec pianist and composer, is at least as popular as the German violinist Anne-Sofie Mutter, who is more internationally renowned.

Timeline of classical musicians, between 1950 and 2000+ in Asia

Whoever wants to discover classical music does not always have an experienced music lover, an expert or an educator at his or her side to support and guide him or her in this field. So : Lanfang (Peking opera artist (1894-1961)) or Buniatishvili (pianist) ? Papian (singer) or Chung (South Korean pianist and conductor) ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular performers around the world, for those living or having lived en Asia, between 1950 and 2000+. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Performers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsLyrical singersPerformersReduce to performers only WorldwideEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsiaOceaniaAfrica 2021

This timeline is interactive to navigate through the ages or across continents (with ).

Top 10 classical musicians in Asia for the years 1950-2000+

Who are these greatest performers, the most famous over the 1950-2000+ era in Asia? The carreer of these musician has marked the history of classical music. There are those you probably know, or at least by name and the others.

Here are these 10 performers, renowned artists from around the world:


The musicians and artists who also composed were removed from this ranking.

The selections of musicians (performers) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to the composers, their works, the lyrical singers, les orchestras, the conductors and the venues : opera houses, concert halls or festivals.

What about the others? 25, 50 or more?

Summarizing to 10 musician names such a wide and diverse field may seem extreme or too simplistic for those who know classical music well, for those who can easily name 50 or more classical music performers. Barenboim, Tsitsikian, Suwanai, Wang, Comissiona, Gitlis, Chung...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 11000 performers. So here is a selection of some performers for the years 1950-2000+, in Asia, widely recognized around the world:

A

Behzod <strong>Abdurahimov</strong> Behzod AbdurahimovThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 29 (20th century)
Performer

Kōmei AbeThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1911-2006 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Keiko <strong>Abe</strong> Keiko AbeThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 83 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Vasif <strong>Adigozalov</strong> Vasif AdigozalovThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1935-2006 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Ruben AharonyanThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 73 (20th century)
Performer

Masafumi AkikawaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 52 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Yasushi AkutagawaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1925-1989 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Shovkat AlakbarovaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1922-1993 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Franghiz <strong>Ali-Zadeh</strong> Franghiz Ali-ZadehThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 73 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Hiroshi AoshimaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 65 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Nareh <strong>Arghamanyan</strong> Nareh ArghamanyanThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 31 (20th century)
Performer

Alexander ArutiunianThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1920-2012 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Takashi AsahinaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1908-2001 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Yuval AvitalThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 43 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Avi <strong>Avital</strong> Avi AvitalThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 41 (20th century)
Composer & Performer


K

Sharon <strong>Kam</strong> Sharon KamThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 49 (20th century)
Performer

Joseph KaminskiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1903-1972 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Mayuko KamioThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 34 (20th century)
Performer

Toshiyuki KamiokaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 60 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Yoko <strong>Kanno</strong> Yoko KannoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 56 (20th century)
Composer, Lyrical singer & Performer

Mine KawakamiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 51 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Sergey <strong>Khachatryan</strong> Sergey KhachatryanThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 35 (20th century)
Performer

Karen KhachaturianThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1920-2011 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Hooman KhalatbariThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 51 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Zeynab KhanlarovaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 83 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Sunwook KimThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 32 (20th century)
Performer

Evgeny <strong>Kissin</strong> Evgeny KissinThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 48 (20th century)
Performer

Yasuji KiyoseThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1900-1981 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Aimi <strong>Kobayashi</strong> Aimi KobayashiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 25 (20th century)
Performer

Momo KodamaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 48 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Koji <strong>Kondo</strong> Koji KondoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Mayako KuboThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 72 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Mina KubotaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 48 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Maya KuliyevaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1920-2018 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer


M

Yo-Yo <strong>Ma</strong> Yo-Yo MaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Ibrahim MaaloufThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Nino <strong>Machaidze</strong> Nino MachaidzeThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 37 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

MahastiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1946-2007 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Mischa <strong>Maisky</strong> Mischa MaiskyThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 72 (20th century)
Performer

Arif MalikovThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1933-2019 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Anna MalikovaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 55 (20th century)
Performer

Michio MamiyaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 91 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Shovkat MammadovaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1897-1981 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Tigran MansurianThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Fuat MansurovThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1928-2010 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Yoritsune MatsudairaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1907-2001 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Alexander Melik-PashayevThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1905-1964 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Minoru MikiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1930-2011 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Shlomo MintzThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 62 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Emiri MiyamotoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 36 (20th century)
Performer

Fatma MukhtarovaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1893-1972 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Rubaba MuradovaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1933-1983 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Kaori MurajiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 42 (20th century)
Performer


S

Toshihiko SahashiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 60 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Hideo SaitoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1902-1974 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Ryuichi <strong>Sakamoto</strong> Ryuichi SakamotoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 68 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Lea <strong>Salonga</strong> Lea SalongaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 49 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Konstantin SaradzhevThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1877-1954 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Shunsuke SatoThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 36 (20th century)
Performer

Vladimir ShainskyThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1925-2017 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

David ShallonThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1950-2000 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Lahav <strong>Shani</strong> Lahav ShaniThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 31 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Anoushka <strong>Shankar</strong> Anoushka ShankarThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 39 (20th century)
Composer, Lyrical singer & Performer

Bright ShengThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 64 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Liu ShikunThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 81 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Hyun Su ShinThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 33 (20th century)
Performer

Sayaka <strong>Shoji</strong> Sayaka ShojiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 37 (20th century)
Performer

Sergey SmbatyanThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 33 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Yeol Eum <strong>Son</strong> Yeol Eum SonThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 34 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Dang Thai <strong>Son</strong> Dang Thai SonThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 62 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Pinchas SteinbergThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 74 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Nejiko SuwaThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1920-2012 (20th century)
Performer

Akiko SuwanaiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 48 (20th century)
Performer

Airi SuzukiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 31 (20th century)
Performer

Shinichi SuzukiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
1898-1998 (20th century)
Performer

Masaaki <strong>Suzuki</strong> Masaaki SuzukiThe great 20th-century performers (1950-2000)
age 66 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer


Some performers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In November 2020 some of them may celebrate a special anniversary. For others, amateurs and enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentenary of their birth or the fiftieth anniversary of their death for example. Among them, some famous performers:

on 4, Malena Ernman (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
on 19, Maria Yudina (1899-1970), 50th anniversary (Death),
on 21, Hŭi-ho Kim (1920-2001), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 26, Nathan Gunn (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the October 2020 celebrations (30+).

Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...

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Last update : 2020-10-01

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