ISAO MATSUSHITA obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Tokyo University of the Arts and Hochshule der Kuenste Berlin. He has participated in several music festivals. His Opera "Shinano-no-Kuni･Zenkoji-Story" was premiered as the Cultural Program of the Winter Olympic Games 1998 in Nagano. In 2000 his Japanese Drum Concerto “Hi-Ten-Yu” was performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Currently, he is the President of the Japan Federation of Composers Inc. (JFC), the Vice-President of the Tokyo University of the Arts and Professor of Performing Arts Center at the Tokyo University of the Arts.