Shin'ya Takahashi

Born in 1962 in Sendai City, Takahashi graduated from Kunitachi College of Music as a composition major and finished his postgraduate degree of composition in music research. He is a member of the Japan Federation of Composers.

His outstanding works include the march “Beyond the Horizon” (selected as a 1999 All Japan Band Competition test piece), “Jalan-jalan: Vision of the Isle of the Gods”(selected as a 2005 German-Bavarian State Wind Band Competition test piece, upper grade), “KAEN for Wind Ensemble”, “Sharaku” and so on. Most of his compositions are published and recorded, and frequently performed throughout his country and the world.

He is presently very active in performance leadership for school and adult bands throughout Japan and is an active adjudicator and frequent guest conductor who is always received with deep regard and warm appreciation.

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