Born in Tokyo in 1975, Shinsuke Ishihara started to study music at age of four. In 1998, he graduated from Toho Music University with the first prize. In 1999, Ishihara won the first prize in the All Japan Solist Competition, Marimba division. Also, he received “Grootste onderscheiding” from Belgium Royal Music Antwerpen Conservatorium.
Since then, he has been giving numerous concerts and recordings. He appears in “Marimba Dancing”, which is going to be released in March 2000. In April 2000, he will do a recording with Momoko Kamiya and Ludwig Albert. Apart from his solo activity, he has formed a duo with Ludwig Albert in 1999.
Ishihara studied marimba with Keiko Abe, Momoko Kamiya, Mutuko Fujii, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Katrina Mycka, Gordon Stout, Ludwig Albert, and percussion with Kyouiti Sano, Leo Oudrits, Koen Willmash, and the Vibraphone with Carlo Williams.