ISHIKAWA Toshimitsu

Kobe, Japan


ISHIKAWA Toshimitsu studied Kinko Ryū shakuhachi with YOKOYAMA Katsuya and old pieces with ARAKI Kodo V. Completed the 37th season of NHK Music Technique course and passed the NHK Audition. He received The New Face award of the National Arts Festival Awards by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Excellence Prize and the Aoyama Music Barocksaal Award. He has performed in India, USA, Australia, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Singapore, Germany and Lithuania supported by Japan Foundation. ISHIKAWA has released the CDs ‘Ikkan Kenmei I, II, III’; ‘Collection of works by FUKUDA Rando: Shakuhachi Roman’; ‘Ishikawa Bros’; ‘Solo Shakuhachi’. ISHIKAWA is mainly active in the Kasai region of Japan recording CDs, broadcasting and playing concerts of improvised music. He is the representative of Osaka Hōgaku Soloists, chairperson of Ishi no Kai, Member of Aoyoma Music Award Selection Committee and a permanent faculty member of KSK.