• Toshiyuki Shibata


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

    George Szell



    [EN] 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 a linguistic in Osaka University, eventually moved into New York by a recommendation of renowned flutist/conductor Ransom Wilson to focus on music education. Having studying in New York, he appeared as a concert flutist at New York's leading venues such as Carnegie hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Bargemusic in Brooklyn as well as his constant works in recording studios. He has served as the principal flutist in Manhattan Symphonie. He has premiered the works of award-winning composers including Huang Duo and Raphael Lucas.

    After moving to Belgium, he found more interest in early music repertoire. Having studied in Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels, he has become one of a few professional flutists 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, B'Rock Orchestra, Le Concert Lorrain, Vox Luminis, and Il Fondamento. As an active chamber musician, he works with Frank Agsteribbe[BE], Guy Penson[BE], Delfico String Quartet[IT] Bart Naessens [BE] and Keiko Shichijo[NL]. He closely works with an award-winning composer Diederik Glorieux[BE] to expand the limit of contemporary flute repertoire.


    He has worked in Royal Conservatory in Antwerp as a research fellow focusing on the improvisational embellishments in late 18th century. He is also a research assistant in Study Center of Flemish Music to rediscover forgotten 19th century Flemish music. He served as the international liaison of National Flute Association of USA (2015-17). He is a recipient of scholarship from Flemish government (2014-15), further, he was granted fellowship/scholarship from University of Sydney in Australia in 2013. He is currently an artistic director of Musiqa Antiqua Takamatsu, Japan.


    His hobby is to make udon noodles.



    [JP] 香川県立高松高校卒業。大阪大学中退。ニューヨーク州立大学卒業。奨学金を得てシドニー大学大学院音楽学部研究生、さらに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。これまでにフルート奏者としてブリュッセル・フィルハーモニック、ベルギー室内管弦楽団、古楽器奏者としてラ・プティット・バンド、イル・フォンダメント、B’Rock オーケストラ、ヴォックス・ルミニス、ル・コンセール・ローラン、そのほかの古楽アンサンブルに参加し欧州各地で演奏活動。2019年のドイツでの演奏会がドイツのクラシックチャンネルWDR3で放送され「トラヴェルソ奏者の柴田俊幸は説得力のあるソリスティックな演奏で際立っていた」(ケンペン・クラシック)と評価された。







  • 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. Ph. E. Bach's chamber music for flute and continuo.


    Toshiyuki Shibata, traverso

    Bart Naessens, harpsichord

  • Musica Antiqua Takamatsu


    A new platform for early music in Japan.