What we do


  • Organization : Orchestra Project
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


Embracing viewpoints of historical context and future of orchestral music, four composers who are different in styles and policies of creation have gathered to explore into their works based on the individual points of view, to present their creations, and to share this opportunity with all the members.This is why “Orchestra Project” organized the challenge.

Masashi HIRAI : Storm of Spring Mountain
Harue KUNIEDA:Music for Strings, Percussion and Shakuhachi
– Floral Tributes III –
Rieko SUZUKI : KAMINARI-MON for Tsuzumi, Shakuhachi and Orchestra
Masahiro ISHIJIMA : Kû for orchestra

Conductor : Youichi SUGIYAMA
Percussion : Mizuki AITA
Shakuhachi : Seizan SAKATA
Tsuzumi : Tazae MOCHIZUKI
Syakuhachi : Makoto TAKEI


【Masahiro ISHIJIMA】
April 2010 – March 2016 Toho Gakuen University Professor of Music
3rd place in the 49th Japan Music Competition Composition Division (Orchestra) in 1980
1981 6th Japan Symphony Promotion Foundation “Orchestra of Japan” Winning
1982 1st MUSIC TODAY (presided by Toru Takemitsu) International Music Competition Finalist
1983 7th Suntory Regional Cultural Award (movie “Shione” music)
Asahi Composition Award 1991
1997 Cultural Affairs Art Festival Grand Prize (ballet “Tenko no Uta” music)
May 2002 Montreuil Music Festival (France) Invited Composers
2008, May 2011 NONG PROJECT (Seoul) Invited Composers
July 2008 The 44th Darmstadt International Contemporary Music Festival Invitation Composer
April 2010 Semaine de musique japonaise (France) Invited Composers


Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Shinjuku City, Tokyo)