IKEBE Shin-ichiro

(COMPOSER)

Born in Mito, Japan, in 1943, Shin-ichiro Ikebe studied composition with Tomojiro Ikenouchi, Akio Yashiro and Akira Miyoshi. He graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts
and Music with a masters degree in 1971.
As one of Japan's busiest composers of our times, he has actively engaged in a wide range of compositional media, including symphonies, operas and theater pieces, as well as music for radio, television and movies.

He won the first prize for composition at the 35th Japan Music Competition in 1966.
Since then he has received numerous awards including Salzburg TV Opera Festival Award for Death Goddess(1971), Italian Broadcasting Corporation(RAI)
Prize and International Emmy Awards for Carmen(1989). One of his recent works, Les Bois Tristes for Orchestra, was awarded the 1999 Otaka Prize.

Also for film scores, he has received Mainichi Film Music Prize three times and the Japan Academy Music Award six times. His recent works include Dreams(Akira Kurosawa, 1989), Rhapsody in August(Akira Kurosawa, 1991) and The Eel(Shohei Imamura, 1997, Palme d'Or of Festival de Cannes). In addition to these activities, he has published some essays, and also serves as consultant for several concert halls.

He is currently a professor at the Tokyo College of Music.


<Major Awards>

・the first prize for composition at the 35th Japan Music Competition with "Construction" - two movements for orchestra - in 1966.
・the Ongaku-no-Tomo Composition Competition with his "Symphony I" in 1968 (composed in 1967).
・Salzburg TV Opera Festival Award in 1971 for Death Goddess
・Japan Arts Festival Awards in 1974, 1982, 1983, and 1984
・two Italian Broadcasting Corporation Awards
・International Emmy Awards in 1989
・three Mainichi Movie Concourse Music Awards
・six Japan Academy Music Awards
・the Otaka Prize for his second time for "Les Bois Tristes for Orchestra" in 1999
■Series essays on “Ongaku no Tomo,” ”Yomiuri Shinbun,” “Tokyo News Paper,” “Utagoe News Paper.”
■Concerto for SAN-GEN and Orchestra “ Asa Shade Tree”(Zen-On)
■“Inochi to Kokoro to” suite for Mixed Chorus(Zen-On)
■“YATSUGATAKE” suite of four pieces for Mixed Chorus & Piano(Kawai)
■“Strata VIII” for violin and violoncello (2010)(Zen-On Music Company Ltd)
■ “Bivalence VII” for 2 percussion players (2010) (Zen-On Music Company Ltd)
■“A Couple of Butterflies Though...” For two pianos (2009)(Zen-On)
■"Shomon Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ for mixed Chorus"(Ongaku no Tomo Sha)
■"BivalenceⅧ for two saxphone"(Zen-On)
■Black Blank Brains – for Clarinet
■"Outa-19-Cantata, The Path of Spiritual Grouth" ( Camerata CDT-1078 )
The Path of Spiritual Growth, "Cantata" ('06)
■"Tsuki, Sayu" ( Kokoro Records KKR-002 )
"Tadoru Katachi" for Shakuhachi, Sangen & Koto ("97)
■"Euphrates Euphony" - The Real Euphonium III ( Kosei Publishing KOCD-2528 )
"Euphorate Euphony" (2008) 、pf: Ami Fujiwara
■“Japanese Piano Works” ( Haenssler Classic Art.-No.: 098.631.000 )
“La Terre est bleu comme une Orange” for piano (1989) 、pf: Gerhard Oppitz
■“Minna no Uta, Umeboshi Jinsei” ‘Marude Sekai’ ( AWDR/LK2, DDCB-12045 ) 、vocal: Beautiful Humming Bird
■ COMMISSIONED BY:Mariko Horie “Sanmitsu Yuga” 5 pieces for piano
■ work for Chorus title TBD
■ COMMISSIONED BY:Nihon no Utagoe New chorus work "Celebration to Antarctica" (English title is temporal) ※lyric: Tetsuji Shibata
■ Folk Songs of Orient V [PREMIERE: 2016年/3/21日 ]


■ WORKS ■

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<Chamber music>

■“Bivalence VIII” for two saxophonists (2011)
COMMISSION BY Zen-On Music

PREMIERE:2011/12/2
Tsuda Hall / Tokyo
Groupe des Quatres ses amies – Les boies et age du bois
■“New piece“ for 2 pianos
COMMISSION BY Primrose Magic


■"Strata Ⅸ" for string quartet
COMMISSION BY Vela String Quartet

string quartet
PREMIERE:2012/10/21
■"BivalenceⅨ for two trumpets"
COMMISSION BY commissioned by Zen-On

PREMIERE:2012/11/30
■“IKOMA”
COMMISSION BY Ikoma City Music Festival

for six instruments
PREMIERE:2010/11/3
■Vibarance VII for two percussion players (2010)
COMMISSION BY Sumire Yoshihara

for 2 percussion players
PREMIERE:2010/11/25
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sumire Yoshihara Percussion Recital 2010
Perc: Sumire Yoshihara

COMPOSED IN:1969


COMPOSED IN:2009/2

■Strata VIII for Violin and Violoncello
COMMISSION BY Zen-On Music Co. Ltd.
COMPOSED IN:2010/10
for violin and violoncello
PREMIERE:2010/12/3

<Chorus>

■Celebrative song for 30th Anniversary (English title is not determined)
COMMISSION BY Kenshokai Group


■Chorus work “Ippon no Pen de” (English title is not confirmed)
COMMISSION BY Nihon no Utagoe
COMPOSED IN:2010/5

<Concerto>

■Concerto No.3 for the Left Hand andOrchestra "To A West Wind"
COMMISSION BY Izumi Tateno
COMPOSED IN:2013/8
PREMIERE:2013/11/10
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
Izumi Tateno Festival 2012-2013
cond:Yukihiro Notsu/pf:Izumi Tateno/Orchestra La Tempesta

<Opera>

■Chorus opera “Inoumononoke”
COMMISSION BY Miyoshi City


■Opera “Rokumeikan”
COMMISSION BY New National Theatre
COMPOSED IN:2010
libretto: Hitoshi Uyama, based on a play by Yukio Mishima

■Opera “Kouyahijiri (The Holy Man of Mount Koya)” (2011)
COMMISSION BY Japan Opera Association
COMPOSED IN:2011/9
libretto: Kenya Oda based on a novel by Kyoka Izumi
PREMIERE:2011/12/9
The Kanazawa Theatre
Shin-ichiro Ikebe’s Opera “Kouyahijiri (The Holy Man of Mount Koya)”
Cond: Shuya Okatsu / Orch: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa

<Orchestra>

■New work for orchestra
COMMISSION BY Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra


■「Symphony No. 8”The Earth 、the Prayer”」
COMMISSION BY Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra

PREMIERE:2013/3/2
Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall・Main Hall
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra The 288th Subscription Concert
cond:Seikyo Kim/Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra

COMMISSION BY Virtuoso Yokohama
COMPOSED IN:2009/7
PREMIERE:2009/9/5
■“Prelude for Next Times” (2011)
COMMISSION BY Setagaya Arts Foundation
COMPOSED IN:2011/9
PREMIERE:2011/12/18
Setagaya Citizen Hall / Tokyo
Setagaya Junior Orchestra 2nd Regular Concert
cond: Seikyo Kim / orch: Setagaya Junior Orchestra
■Symphony No. 9
COMMISSION BY Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation
COMPOSED IN:2013/6
PREMIERE:2013/9/15

<Voice(s)>

■Lied “Onaji Sora no Shita (English title is temporal)” (2011)

(text by Keisuke Takahashi)
Keisuke Takahashi)
PREMIERE:2011/5/27
Seijo Hall / Tokyo
Setagaya Uta no Hiroba
■"Galliver" (poem:Chikako Tahara)
COMMISSION BY Setagaya Uta no Hiroba


■Lied “Ano Natsu no Mama (English title is temporal)” (2011)

(text by Sei-icihro Kuboshima)
PREMIERE:2011/5/27
Seijo Hall / Tokyo
Setagaya Uta no Hiroba

<Wind music>

■”The Trees State Their Opinion” for wind orchestra (2012)
COMMISSION BY Band Restoration



COMPOSED IN:1999


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