Latest curriculum vitae below.




©Shigeto Imura


  • 2008 Tokyo University Bachelor
  • 2012 Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Master Lute (Class H. Smith)
  • 2014 Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Master in Renaissance music (Class C. Young)


  • Official Korrepetitor at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
  • 2016 Festival de Musique Improvisée de Lausanne: Lecture and Concerts.
  • Workshops at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Palestrina’s polyphony – as a material for lute intabulation and division viol setting (2014), “wer war john dowland?” (2013) etc.)
  • Annual Masterclass and Lectures in Japan, invited by Nagoya Lute Society, Japan Cembalo Society, Japan Viola da gamba Society, Ono Culture Foundation and so on


  • 2012 1st Prize (no 2nd Prize) and Audience Prize at International Lute Competition “Maurizio Pratola” (L’Aquila/IT, Paul O’Dette, the Chairman)
  • Förderpreis Alte Musik 2015 by Akademie Alte Musik im Saarland as Ensemble ”Il Bell’humore” (Peter van Heygen, the Chairman)
  • 2017 H.I.F. Biber Prize (1st Prize) as “Concerto Ripiglino” at International H.I.F. Biber Competition (St. Florian/AT, Gunar Letzbor, the Chairman)


  • 2011 Rezonanzen Festival Alter Musik (Vienna) Duo Recital with S. Chapman
  • 2012 Les Journees de luth de la SFL (Paris/FR) Duo Recital with M. Schneider (recorder)
  • 2013 English Lute Society Young Player’s Day (London) Duo Recital with S. Chapman
  • 2013 Internationales Festival der Laute Bremen (DE) – SOLO RECITAL
  • 2013 SOLO RECITAL at Villa d’Este (UNESCO world heritage, Tivoli/IT
  • 2014 Grandezze & Meraviglie XVII Festival Musicale Estense (Modena/IT) – SOLO RECITAL
  • 2018 Utrecht Early Music Festival- SOLO RECITAL
  • Annual Solo Project “ANONYMOUS in RENAISSANCE” (2015, 2016, 2018)


  • 2007 “Travels with my lute” nominated by Grampohone (record magazine in UK)
  • 2015 “Polyphony and Diminution”

ORCHESTRA participation

  • Bach Collegium Japan / dir. Masaaki Suzuki
  • La Cetra Barockorchester / dir. Andrea Marcon
  • Dir. Herve Nique
  • Britten Pears Baroque Orchestra / dir. Richard Egger
  • Le Parlament du musique / dir. Martin Gester
  • Capriccio Barockorchester etc.


  • Profiti della Quinta (incl. 5 CDs)
  • Ensemble Phönix München (incl. CD)
  • Thélème (incl. CD)
  • La Morra (incl. USA Tour)
  • Le Miroir de Musique
  • Armonico Tributo


  • Utrecht Early Music Festival
  • Augsburg Alte Musik Festival (DE)
  • Psalm Festival (Linz/AT)
  • Rezonanzen Festival Alter Musik (Vienna/AT)
  • Fiori Musicali (St. Florian/AT)
  • Tokyo Spring Festival (JP)
  • Tage Alter Musik im Saarland (DE)
  • Freunde Alter Musik Basel (CH) etc.


  • Ensemble il Bell’Humore – renaissance music (soprano, traverso, lute)
  • The Queen’s Revels – english broken consort
  • Concerto Ripiglino – string consort (violin, viola, viola da gamba, violone)
  • Delight in Disorder – lute quartet
  • Continuo Guildo ( Japan based) – basso continuo group