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石川 征太郎
Seitaro Ishikawa

Born in Tokyo in 1985. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Music, Robert Schumann College of Music, Düsseldorf.

Received Acanthus Music Award when graduating from Keio University. 2011, 2012 Rohm Music Foundation Scholarship. 2015 German University Orchestra conductor contest semi-finalist. In the same year, he was a scholarship student of the International Richard Wagner Association. In 2016, he won the 2nd place in the 1st Felix Mendelssohn International Conductor Competition.

The repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music. In Japan, many religious choirs are conducted, and many new works in Japan and abroad are premiered. From 2006 to 2016, he appeared every year as a conductor and pianist at the Takefu International Music Festival music director: Toshio Hosokawa. Since 2009, he has been active in the performance of the concert series Tokyo Private Performance Association. Received a favorable reception from the Korean side as a conductor of the first ever joint orchestra by Japanese and Korean professional orchestras at the 50th Anniversary Concert of Normalization of Japan-Korea Relations at the Seoul Art Center in January 2015. . In 2016, he appeared in the Suntory Arts Foundation Summer Festival international composer commissioned series Kaiya Sarriaho. In 2018, he served as the deputy director of Peter Ruzyzka's new opera Benjamin at the Hamburg State Opera and contributed to the success of the world premiere. He also served as assistant conductor of the late Gerhard Bosse. Since 2013, he has been the conductor of the March Concert of the Kobe Chamber Orchestra as the successor to Bosse.

In Japan, he has led the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra. Overseas, the Korean Chamber Orchestra, Cologne Radio Orchestra, Neue Philharmonic Westphalia, Bergische Sinfonicar, Philharmonia Din Lipati Satu Mare, Mikhail Yola Philharmonic Orchestra, Swiss Bozville Ensemble, etc. I'm conducting.

Conducted by Yoshikazu Tanaka, Hans-Martin Schnite, Gerhard Bosse, Rudiger Bourne, piano by Tatsuya Hayashi, Jura Margris, and Colepetitua by Gerhard Michaelsky. Japan Arts cooperation artist.