Toshiya Suzuki (born in 1961) studied the recorder at the Sweelinck Concervatorium with Walter van Hauwe in Amsterdam. He specializes in performing contemporary music and working to extend the techniques and the possibilities of the recorder. He worked with composers, such as L.Cori, B. Ferneyhough, T. Hosokawa, H. Itoh, H. Nakamura, I. Nodaira, Y. Pagh-Paan, U. Rojko, W. Schurig, S. Sciarrino, G. Sta”bler and J. Yuasa and premiered their works. As a soloist he performed at festivals including, Wien Modern, Tage fu”r Neue Musik Zu”rich, Gaudeamus Music Week, SIMN Darmstadt Ferienkurse fu”r Nene Musik, ISCM World Music Days (1995,2000,2001 and 2002), Festival d’Automne a` Paris, Akiyoshidai International Contemporary Music Seminar & Festival, Takefu International Music Festival, Voix Nouvelles at the Royaumont, Composium 2000 at the Tokyo Opera City, Europe-Asia International Festival of Modern Music, Klangspuren, Tongyeong International Music Festival and Festival A Tempo. He has had recitals and workshops in Europe, Russia, Turkey, USA(UCSD), Venezuela, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. He was awarded the Nagoya Citizen Art Festival Prize (1994), the Darmstadt Stipendien Preis (1994), the Darmstadt Kranichsteiner Musikpreis (1996) and the Kenzo Nakajima Music Prize (2006). In 2001 he founded a Duo with a sho player, Mayumi Miyata. He has been a lecturer at the Internationale Ferienkurse fu”r Neue Musik Darmstadt in 2002. His solo CD [Tosiya Suzuki Recorder Recital] was awarded ‘Musik & A”sthetik Interpretationspreis 2003’ by der Gesellschaft fu”r Musik und A”sthetike. The second CD [Salvatore Sciarrino] was released in November 2006.