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Toshi  Ichiyanagi

Born: February 4th, 1933
Country of origin: Japan
Upcoming :
Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
2017-10-30 | Tokyo (Japan), Suntory Hall
Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
2017-10-30 | Tokyo (Japan), Suntory Hall

Toshi Ichiyanagi was born in Kobe, Japan, on 4 February 1933. He studied composition under Kishio Hirao, Tomojiro Ikenouchi, and John Cage. He studied piano under Chieko Hara and Beveridge Webster.

He took first place in the composition division of the 18th (1949) and 20th (1951) Mainichi Music Competition (presently the Music Competition of Japan). While studying at the Julliard School of Music in New York from 1954 to 1957, he was awarded the Elizabeth A. Coolidge Prize (1955), the Serge Koussevitzky Prize (1956), and the Alexander Gretchaninov Prize (1957).

Invited by the Festival of Institute of Twentieth Century Music he returned to Japan in 1961 and held concerts and introductions both to his own music and the new music of Japan, Europe and the United States, stimulating activitity in a variety of fields. From 1966 to 67, engaged by the Rockefeller Foundation, he returned to the U. S. and held recitals of his works all over the country.

In 1976 he was engaged by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) as Composer-in-Residence for the city of Berlin, where he resided for six months. At music festivals all over Europe he held concerts to introduce his own works or the works of other Japanese composers. He visited Europe repeatedly after that, receiving commissions from the European Pro Musica Nova Festival (1976), Metamusik Festival (1978), Cologne Festival of Contemporary Music (1978, 1981), Holland Festival (1979), Berliner Festwochen (1981), etc.

In 1981 he received the 30th Otaka Prize for Piano Concerto No. 1 “Reminiscence of Spaces”. In 1984 he was awarded Grand Prix of the Nakajima Prize for his activities as a composer, performer and producer, and his second Otaka Prize, this time for Violin Concerto Circulating Scenery. This violin concerto was given its American premiere at Carnegie Hall in New York in February of the same year. In June 1984, his numerous works were performed at Seibu Theatre as Theme Composer for the contemporary music festival “Music Today.” Also in June as part of the Japan France Culture Summit, with Toru Takemitsu he held a concert of orchestral works at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris at the request of L’orchestre National de France.

In 2002 he received the 33rd Suntory Music Prize. In 2004 he assumed the post of Composer-in-Residence at the Pacific Music Festival (PMF). In 2006 he premiered his third opera White Nights.

In 1999 he was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon, and again in 2005 the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, by the Japanese Government. He has been selected as one of the Persons in Cultural Merit since 2008.

Currently, he serves as Artistic Director of TIME, Artistic Director of Ensemble Origin― A Millennium of Resonance, as Adviser of the Japan Music Competition, Board Member of Saison Foundation, Councilor of Suntory Foundation for Arts and General Artistic Director of the Kanagawa Arts Foudation.

photo Toshi Ichiyanagi: Koh Okabe

Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
2017-10-30 | Tokyo (Japan), Suntory Hall
Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
2017-10-30 | Tokyo (Japan), Suntory Hall
Conductor: Florian Ludwig
Orchestra: Studierende und Absolventen der HfM Detmold
2017-11-03 | Detmold (Germany), Konzerthaus — 19:30

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  1. Waltz Solemnity

    Waltz Solemnity

    for piano
    Digital output
    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: piano
    Edition: single sheet
    Order No.: SJ 10031
    €0.99
  2. Double Concerto

    Double Concerto

    for violin, violoncello and orchestra
    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: violin, violoncello and orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  3. Two Existence

    Two Existence

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: 2 pianos (4 hands)
    Order No.: SJ 1004
    €9.50

    Out of stock

  4. Paganini Personal

    Paganini Personal

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: marimba and piano
    Order No.: SJ 1013
    €19.00
  5. Flowers Blooming in Summer

    Flowers Blooming in Summer

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: harp and piano
    Order No.: SJ 1016
    €17.00

    Out of stock

  6. Portrait of Forest

    Portrait of Forest

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: marimba
    Order No.: SJ 1018
    €12.00

    Out of stock

  7. Recurrence

    Recurrence

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, piano, violin and cello
    Edition: score
    Order No.: SJ 1020
    €26.50
  8. Violin Concerto

    Violin Concerto

    Circulating Scenery
    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: score
    Order No.: SJ 1023
    €47.00
  9. Piano Quintet

    Piano Quintet "Prana"

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
    Edition: score
    Order No.: SJ 1024
    €33.00
  10. Cloud Atlas I, II, III

    Cloud Atlas I, II, III

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: piano
    Order No.: SJ 1025
    €9.50

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Profile

Toshi Ichiyanagi was born in Kobe, Japan, on 4 February 1933. He studied composition under Kishio Hirao, Tomojiro Ikenouchi, and John Cage. He studied piano under Chieko Hara and Beveridge Webster.

He took first place in the composition division of the 18th (1949) and 20th (1951) Mainichi Music Competition (presently the Music Competition of Japan). While studying at the Julliard School of Music in New York from 1954 to 1957, he was awarded the Elizabeth A. Coolidge Prize (1955), the Serge Koussevitzky Prize (1956), and the Alexander Gretchaninov Prize (1957).

Invited by the Festival of Institute of Twentieth Century Music he returned to Japan in 1961 and held concerts and introductions both to his own music and the new music of Japan, Europe and the United States, stimulating activitity in a variety of fields. From 1966 to 67, engaged by the Rockefeller Foundation, he returned to the U. S. and held recitals of his works all over the country.

In 1976 he was engaged by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) as Composer-in-Residence for the city of Berlin, where he resided for six months. At music festivals all over Europe he held concerts to introduce his own works or the works of other Japanese composers. He visited Europe repeatedly after that, receiving commissions from the European Pro Musica Nova Festival (1976), Metamusik Festival (1978), Cologne Festival of Contemporary Music (1978, 1981), Holland Festival (1979), Berliner Festwochen (1981), etc.

In 1981 he received the 30th Otaka Prize for Piano Concerto No. 1 “Reminiscence of Spaces”. In 1984 he was awarded Grand Prix of the Nakajima Prize for his activities as a composer, performer and producer, and his second Otaka Prize, this time for Violin Concerto Circulating Scenery. This violin concerto was given its American premiere at Carnegie Hall in New York in February of the same year. In June 1984, his numerous works were performed at Seibu Theatre as Theme Composer for the contemporary music festival “Music Today.” Also in June as part of the Japan France Culture Summit, with Toru Takemitsu he held a concert of orchestral works at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris at the request of L’orchestre National de France.

In 2002 he received the 33rd Suntory Music Prize. In 2004 he assumed the post of Composer-in-Residence at the Pacific Music Festival (PMF). In 2006 he premiered his third opera White Nights.

In 1999 he was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon, and again in 2005 the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, by the Japanese Government. He has been selected as one of the Persons in Cultural Merit since 2008.

Currently, he serves as Artistic Director of TIME, Artistic Director of Ensemble Origin― A Millennium of Resonance, as Adviser of the Japan Music Competition, Board Member of Saison Foundation, Councilor of Suntory Foundation for Arts and General Artistic Director of the Kanagawa Arts Foudation.

photo Toshi Ichiyanagi: Koh Okabe

Works
Performances
Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
2017-10-30 | Tokyo (Japan), Suntory Hall
Conductor: Yoichi Sugiyama
Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
2017-10-30 | Tokyo (Japan), Suntory Hall
Conductor: Florian Ludwig
Orchestra: Studierende und Absolventen der HfM Detmold
2017-11-03 | Detmold (Germany), Konzerthaus — 19:30
Products

per page
  1. Waltz Solemnity

    Waltz Solemnity

    for piano
    Digital output
    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: piano
    Edition: single sheet
    Order No.: SJ 10031
    €0.99
  2. Double Concerto

    Double Concerto

    for violin, violoncello and orchestra
    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: violin, violoncello and orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  3. Two Existence

    Two Existence

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: 2 pianos (4 hands)
    Order No.: SJ 1004
    €9.50

    Out of stock

  4. Paganini Personal

    Paganini Personal

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: marimba and piano
    Order No.: SJ 1013
    €19.00
  5. Flowers Blooming in Summer

    Flowers Blooming in Summer

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: harp and piano
    Order No.: SJ 1016
    €17.00

    Out of stock

  6. Portrait of Forest

    Portrait of Forest

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: marimba
    Order No.: SJ 1018
    €12.00

    Out of stock

  7. Recurrence

    Recurrence

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, piano, violin and cello
    Edition: score
    Order No.: SJ 1020
    €26.50
  8. Violin Concerto

    Violin Concerto

    Circulating Scenery
    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
    Edition: score
    Order No.: SJ 1023
    €47.00
  9. Piano Quintet

    Piano Quintet "Prana"

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
    Edition: score
    Order No.: SJ 1024
    €33.00
  10. Cloud Atlas I, II, III

    Cloud Atlas I, II, III

    Composer: Ichiyanagi, Toshi
    Instrumentation: piano
    Order No.: SJ 1025
    €9.50

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