Passing of Mr. Toshi Ichiyanagi
Mr. Toshi Ichiyanagi, a Japanese avant-garde composer born in Kobe, passed away on October 7, 2022 at the age of 89.
His work “In a Living Memory” was commissioned by the KIFC to be a repertoire for the first round of the 5th Competition in 2001. Since then, it has been included in repertoires of subsequent competitions until today, and has performed by many contestants from around the world. It is widely recognized as an important work that has gained an unshakable position as a solo flute piece of the 21st century.
We extend our sincere condolences for the passing of Mr. Ichiyanagi.
Management Committee of the Kobe International Flute Competition