Rika Ishige graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts majoring in composition.
Her concert band and ensemble works are published by Pierre Lafitan, Accord Publishing, Brain Music, CAFUA Records, Wind Art, and Foster Music. Ishige studied composition with Atsutada Otaka, Yoshiki Miyamoto and Hiroshi Sato.
She currently composes and arranges for wind band and orchestra, Anime, TV and movies. Her acclaimed work Muta in Concert (saxphone and wind orchestra, 2004) commissioned by Masahiro Tamura. She currently teaches at Makuhari Sohgoh High School.
Compositions by Rika Ishige appear on
Featuring premiere recordings of Australian and American works for the modern flute ensemble, this album is filled with sounds of spirit and serenity. Take a journey from waltzes and fancy two-steps to beautiful arrangements of the most memorable tunes ever written.