Yoshi Ishikawa

Yoshi Ishikawa

Bassoon

Yoshiyuki Ishikawa is the host of the 2022 IDRS Conference. Has appeared as a featured soloist and has presented masterclasses and workshops at the most prestigious musical venues, including Sydney Conservatorium in Australia, Moscow conservatory, St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Tokyo School of Music, Central Conservatory of China, Shanghai Conservatory, Royal Northern College of Music in UK, Australian National Academy of Music, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and Taipei National University of Arts. Ishikawa serves as an advisor for international competitions and has served as a judge for important competitions, including the International Double Reed Society, Gillet Competition, the Tokyo Wind and Brass Competition, the Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in Russia, the Moscow Conservatory Wind and Percussion Competition, and the Asian Double Reed Association International Competition. Ishikawa held the position as the president of IDRS, and in 1995 he pioneered the development of the web site for double reed performers, www.idrs.org. He is a member of the IDRS Executive Board, has been the editor of IDRS Online Publications, and currently is the Digital Media Coordinator.

Ishikawa is the founder of the Asian Double Reed Association, an organization of pedagogues and performing artists from Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore. Since 2010, he has served as the president of the Asian Double Reed Association (ADRA). Ishikawa has been the professor of bassoon at the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music since 1991. In addition to bassoon performance, his specialties include chamber music and pedagogy.

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