About author : SHIBATA Kén
Kén SHIBATA was born in Osaka (Japan).
Graduated from Doshisha University.After studying under Yoshikuni OHNISHI, he studied under Alberto PONCE (guitar) and Sérge BLANC (chamber music) at L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and under Alexandre LAGOYA and Carel HARMS at an international summer course in Nice.Studied guitar duo under Mr. and Mrs. Henri Dorigny and Ako Ito and South American music under Rey Guerra.Won the first prize (de degré d'honneur) at the U.F.A.M Concours International de Music (guitar section) de Paris in 1981.
He published Mechanical Training for guitar,vol.1 and 2 from Delatour France.Lecturer at Soai University.Shibata currently serves as a judge for the Japan Guitar Competition (Osaka) and joined the Japan Federation of Guitarists (Tokyo) as a director in 2008.
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