Piazza De Lera - 26100 Cremona
Telephone: 0372 455306 Fax: 347 9267050
Currently Ishii studies and makes original instruments, violins, violas, cellos, and Renaissance instruments and is an expert in the repair of important instruments. He is also active in promoting cultural exchange between Japan and Italy.
Ishii served as assistant director for the NHK national television dramas Kawa no nagare wa buaiorin no oto (The Flow of a River, The Sound of a Violin; filmed in Cremona), which was awarded the grand prize in the National Arts Festival of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and Andalusia no niji (A Rainbow in Andalusia; filmed in Granada, Spain), and he has directed and coordinated other documentaries and music programs as well.
His publications include Il Liutaio (Convegno, in Italian) and Hideyoshi ga kiita buaiorin (The Violin That Hideyoshi Heard; Sanshin Tosho, in Japanese), as well as the pure gold plated CD 400 nen mae no ongaku to kogakki (Music and Instruments of 400 Years Ago). He has also written many newspaper and magazine articles on such topics as the violin, the Boys’ Mission to Europe in 1582, and Japan-Italy cultural relations, and he has appeared frequently on television and radio.
Ishii’s works are kept at such places as the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, and Miyazaki Ito Mancio Memorial Hall, as well as by such individuals as the Crown Princess, Princess Aiko, Masashi Sada, and Count Oakes of the Dutch royal house.
Ishii does not enter competitions, so he has no prizes.
Ishii non ha premi, in quanto non ha mai voluto partecipare a nessun tipo di concorso.