Active as conductor, composer and pianist as well as harpsichordist and organist, Masato Suzuki received his initial musical training from his parents. He went on to study composition and early music at the Tokyo University of the Arts, and organ and harpsichord in The Hague and Amsterdam. Suzuki’s work as a regular member and soloist with the Bach Collegium Japan has taken him to major concert venues and festivals across Europe, Japan and the USA. Named principal conductor of the BCJ in 2018, Masato Suzuki also conducts orchestras across Japan including the Hiroshima Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestras. He has held the position of principal conductor with the Yokohama Sinfonietta and is a co-founder of the Ensemble Genesis, where in his role as music director he presents ambitious programmes of baroque and contemporary music in imaginative combinations. On disc, Suzuki appears on numerous recordings (also on the BIS label) with the Bach Collegium Japan including the complete sets of J. S. Bach’s sacred and secular cantatas and the same composer’s concertos for two harpsichords which features Suzuki’s own arrangement of Orchestral Suite No. 1.