The Bach Collegium Japan was founded in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, who remains its music Director, with the aim of introducing Japanese audiences to period instrument performances of great works from the baroque period.
Since 1990 Suzuki has been the musical director of BACH COLLEGIUM JAPAN（BCJ, a baroque orchestra with period instruments and choir, which specializes in regular performances of Bach’s 'Cantata Series' as well as other sacred works. As the director of BACH COLLEGIUM JAPAN, Suzuki works together regularly with renowned European soloists and ensembles. Suzuki has earned a fine reputation through his interpretation of Bach's Cantata series on BIS. In addition, he recently started to record J.S.Bach's complete harpsichord music on BIS.