Seitaro Ishikawa


Seitaro Ishikawa (b. 1985, Tokyo), participated twice in the International Piano Academy Freiburg, and holds a Bachelor of Music in Conducting from the Tokyo University of the Arts, where he received the Acanthus Prize as the top graduate in his class. During his undergraduate studies, he led projects such as the chamber music collective Ensemble Stern and the Society for Private Musical Performances Tokyo. Mr. Ishikawa also served as assistant conductor to the late Gerhard Bosse, succeeding him as director of the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra’s subscription series. Since 2006, he has also made annual appears at the Takefu International Music Festival in central Japan.

In recent years, Mr. Ishikawa has appeared on Japanese television with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, on tour with Ensemble Boswil in Switzerland, and with a Japanese-Korean joint orchestral group as part of a special event at the Seoul Art Center commemorating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Mr.Ishikawa’s conducting repertoire ranges from sacred works by Bach to contemporary music, while likewise as a pianist his coverage includes solo contemporary works to vocal accompaniment.

Currently a conducting student at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, Mr. Ishikawa received his piano training from Tatsuya Hayashi and Jura Margulis, and conducting instruction from Hanns-Martin Schneidt, Gerhard Bosse, and Rüdiger Bohn.


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