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    Toshiyuki Shibata


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

    George Szell

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    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, Frank Agsteribbe 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 appeared in enoumorus international festival to perform as a soloist including Tokyo Spring Festival, Bach Academie Brugge, and Thüringer Bachwochen.




    ベルギー在住のフルート奏者。ブリュッセル・フィルハーモニック、ベルギー室内管弦楽団などで研鑽を積んだ後、古楽の世界に転身。ラ・プティット・バンド、イル・フォンダメント、ヴォクス・ルミニス、ル・コンセール・ロランなどヨーロッパの古楽アンサンブルに参加。2019年には、ベルギーのB’Rockオーケストラの日本ツアーにソリストとして抜擢された。2020年のコロナ禍に『デリバリー古楽』をプロデュースし、「四十雀賞」を受賞。2022年には鍵盤の鬼才アンソニー・ロマニウクと『J.S.バッハ:フルートソナタ集』(Fuga Libera)をリリースし、レコード芸術の特選盤、レコード“裏”アカデミー賞に選出された。同年、作曲家藤倉大のトラヴェルソと古楽オーケストラの為の協奏曲をB‘Rockオーケストラと共同委嘱した。





  • CDs

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    J.S. Bach: Sonatas, Fantasias & Improvisations

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    This project represents a starting point in gently opening up the possibilities of incorporating an element of improvisation into the oeuvre of Bach's chamber music. Given that both Toshi and Anthony are improvising musicians, able and willing to extemporise in a variety of genres (jazz, folk music, early music, etc.), but also being devotees of the repertoire and musical language of Bach, it seemed natural to use certain works of Bach’s as a basis for new invention. The result is a fresh approach to Bach, where improvisation is part of the overall soundscape, whether through ornamentation, basso continuo or entire passages opened up for ‘jamming’.


    Toshiyuki Shibata, traverso

    Anthony Romaniuk, fortepiano/harpsichord


    *レコード芸術22.4月号 室内楽部門にて「特選盤」に選出

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    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

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    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

  • Musica Antiqua Takamatsu


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    A New Platform for Early Music in Japan.


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