• Toshiyuki Shibata


  • In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.

    George Szell




    Toshiyuki Shibata is a diverse musician who plays a flute, piccolo, alto flute, baroque flute and classical/romantic keyed flute. His repertoire covers largely from baroque to contemporary music.


    A native of Takamatsu, Japan, he studied linguistics at Osaka University, eventually moved into New York to focus on music education. Having studied in New York, he becames an active concert flutist appeared in America’s leading venues as well as a session musician in recording studios.


    After moving to Belgium, he found more interest in early music repertoire. Having studied in Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels, he has been an active flutist who plays on both Boehm system and historical flutes. He has worked with Brussels Philharmonic (former Flemish Radio Orchestra), Chamber Orchestra of Belgium, La Petite Bande, Le Concert Lorrain, Vox Luminis, Bach Plus and Il Fondamento. In 2019, he had a tour in Japan with B'Rock Orchestra as a soloist with Lucie Horsch. As an active chamber music mucisian, Shibata collaborates with Bart Naessens, Guy Penson, and Anthony Romaniuk, with whom he has recorded his latest CD “J.S. Bach: Sonatas, Fantasias & Improvisations” released from Fuga Libeara - Outhere Music.


    He has worked in Royal Conservatory in Antwerp as a research fellow focusing on improvisational embellishments in the late 18th century. He was a research assistant in Study Center of Flemish Music to rediscover forgotten 19th century Flemish music. He is currently an artistic director of Musica Antiqua Takamatsu, an early music festival in Japan.



    [JP] 香川県立高松高校卒業。大阪大学外国語学部中退。ニューヨーク州立大学音楽学部卒業。奨学金を得てシドニー大学大学院音楽学部研究生、ベルギー政府より奨学金を得てアントワープ王立音楽院修士課程、ゲント王立音楽院上級修士課程を修了。















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  • CDs

    Flauto Accompagnato

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    From 1738 to 2018, from Leipzig to Ghent, the Miry ensemble invites the listener to push the doors of a dreamed Café Zimmermann, with a program based on Bach's flute and music, by re-weaving the timeless links that exist between music and friendship, "for the recreation of the spirit of the amateurs".


    Patrick Beuckels, traverso

    Elisabeth Joyé, clavecin
    Romina Lischka, viole de gambe
    Dirk Vandaele, violon

    Toshiyuki Shibata, traverso

    Sonatas for Flute & Continuo

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    "The emotion has awakened." Introducing the dark side of C. P. E. Bach's chamber music for flute and continuo.


    Toshiyuki Shibata, traverso

    Bart Naessens, harpsichord


    * レコード芸術19.11月号 輸入盤CD「今月の特選盤」に選出

  • Musica Antiqua Takamatsu


    A New Platform for Early Music in Japan.


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