SHIN-ICHIRO IKEBE (b 1943 )
Shin-ichiro Ikebe, born in Mito City, Japan, has written scores for many films as well as a considerable output of orchestral works, some thirty operas, cantatas and musicals, and a number of Japanese instrumental pieces. He studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, obtaining a masterʼs degree in 1971 and is a professor at the Tokyo College of Music. Throughout his career he has been the recipient of many honours and awards including the Purple Ribbon Medal. The Yokohama Cultural Prize, International Emmy Awards, and the 38th and 47th Otaka Prize.