Toshiyuki Shibata plays flute, piccolo, alto flute, baroque flute and classical/romantic keyed flute. His repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music.
He studied linguistic in Osaka University and later moved to New York City to focus on music education. He appeared as a concert flutist at Carnegie hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and Bargemusic. He often works in recording studios. Shibata has served as the principal flutist in Manhattan Symphony. He has premiered the works of award-winning composers including Huang Duo and Raphael Lucas.
Having studied at Royal Conservatories in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels, he has become one of a few professional flutists who plays on both Boehm system and historical flutes. He has worked with Brussels Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Belgium, Le Concert Lorrain, Vox Luminis, Jeune Orchestre de L'Abbaye aux Dames and Il Fondamento.
He is a research fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and a research assistent at the Study Center of Flemish Music. He served as the international liaison of National Flute Association of USA (2015-17). He is a recipient of scholarship from Flemish government (2014-15), further, he was granted fellowship/scholarship from University of Sydney in Australia in 2013.