Music Trivia: Asian Musicians

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Last updated: February 28, 2023
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Who was the Japanese violinist and educator, born in 1898, who became famous for his own teaching method which is applicable for even very young children? (not the vehicle manufacturer)
Shinichi Suzuki
Who is the Lebanese born composer, born in 1949, who is the Grammy, Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning film composer of 50+ film scores; among which are; Betty Blue, The English Patient, The Lover, City of Angels, Camille Claudel, Cold Mountain, Message in a Bottle, & The Talented Mr. Ripley?
Gabriel Yared
Who is the Chinese concert pianist (with the rhyming name), born in 1982, who has achieved "rock-star" status, with his many international performances; among which are collaborations with; The Vienna Philharmonic, Metallica, Andrea Bocelli, Herbie Hancock, The Berlin Philharmonic, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer?
Lang Lang
Born to Japanese parents in the Japanese-occupied city of Mukden in 1935, in present-day China; Who is this internationally renowned conductor, who was the musical director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra for 29 years?
Seiji Ozawa
What is the name of the Indian-born conductor who was the youngest ever musical director for any major North American symphony orchestra in the early '60s when he performed this duty for The Montreal Symphony Orchestra and The Los Angeles Philharmonic (he was also the first person to lead two major North American symphony orchestras at the same time)? Additionally, he was later named musical director of The New York Philharmonic and The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and led the Bavarian State Opera.
Zubin Mehta
Who is the Filipina singer and actress who was the singing voice for both Fa Mulan and Jasmine in their respective Disney movies; and became the first Asian woman to win a Tony award, for her roll as Kim in the musical, Miss Saigon?
Lea Salonga
Born in Japan in 1933; who is this avant-garde and dance/club singer-songwriter, and performance artist who is famous for her collaborations with her husband, son and others such as Yuka Honda? (the subject of songs by Barenaked Ladies & John Lennon)
Yoko Ono
Pakistani vocalist and composer, born in 1948, and associated primarily with qawwali (Sufi devotional music). He collaborated with Peter Gabriel on the movie soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ, and with Eddie Vedder on the soundtrack to the movie, Dead Man Walking. He also contributed music to Pakistani and Bollywood films and made hundreds of recordings released all around the world. Who was this singer, whose many fans include; Jeff Buckley, Sean Penn, Mick Jagger, Zayn Malik, Joan Osborne, Susan Sarandon, Derek Trucks, Sheila Chandra and many others? (his last name is the most popular one in Pakistan)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
With two 2018 YouTube videos that had together garnered over 100 million views as of Feb. 2021, who is the Mongolian rock band that topped the Billboard Hard Rock digital sales chart with their song "Wolf Totem"? First Base! (just a little Abbott & Costello reference)
The Hu
Who was the Israeli recording artist known as The Israeli Madonna, whose 1993 album was nominated for a Best World Music Album Grammy (An achievement, as yet unmatched by any other Israeli singer), and who fused eastern and western musical elements?
Ofra Haza
Who is the Chinese-born composer who has written symphonies, opera, concertos and chamber music, but is perhaps best known for his Academy (aka Oscar) award winning, Grammy award winning and BAFTA award winning film score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? (his name is comprised of two three-letter names for light-brownish colors)
Tan Dun
Who is the Palestine-born, Israeli-American violin virtuoso, who has won 16 Grammy awards, 4 Emmy awards, and The Presidential Medal of Freedom? He also performed on the Ed Sullivan Show three-times in the '50s and '60s, Made his Carnegie Hall debut in '63, appeared on the Tonight Show and Sesame Street, and performed the violin solos for the film scores for Schindler's List and Memoirs of a Geisha.
Itzhak Perlman
Who is the Indian sitar player, born in 1920, who composed the music for the Apu trilogy of films by Satyagit Ray and the 1984 film Gandhi, performed at Woodstock in '69, and instructed George Harrison in sitar performance? (The father of current musicians Norah Jones and Anoushka)
Ravi Shankar
What is the name of the Japanese composer, keyboardist, singer and producer, born in 1952, who was a songwriter and performer for the electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra, released a number of solo albums (often containing collaborations with artists such as David Byrne, Iggy Pop, Thomas Dolby and Youssou N'Dour), and contributed to the film scores for the movies; The Last Emperor, The Revenant, and Babel, among others?
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Who is the Indian film composer, record producer and singer/songwriter with two Academy Awards (best song and best score) and a Grammy Award for his musical contributions to the film Slumdog Millionaire? He is nick-named "Mozart of the Madras"
A. R. Rahman
Level 74
Feb 28, 2023
Didn't do so well on this one - got 6. (Thanks for the hint on The Hu.) For Lea Salonga, you may want to clarify that she was the singing voice for Mulan and Jasmine, since other actresses provided their speaking voices.
Level 62
Feb 28, 2023
Good point, thanks