- Born in Iwaki,Fukushima. In 1974, Kobayashi won the 1st prize and the special award at the International Conductors Competition on Hungarian television. He has been resident conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. With the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra .
In Europe, He served as principal conductor of the Hungarian State Symphony (now the Hungarian National Philharmonic) from 1987 to 1997, and is now conductor laureate of the orchestra. He was the first Asian conductor to conduct the Czech Philharmonic at the Prague Spring International Music Festival, in 2002. He has since held a regular guest conductorship with the Czech Philharmonic. He was one of three conductors who primarily led the orchestra after the sudden resignation of Gerd Albrecht from the chief conductorship orchestra in 1996 and before the advent of Vladimir Ashkenazy in 1998. In 2006, he became vaste dirigent ('permanent conductor') of Het Gelders Orkest of Arnhem, Netherlands.
His compositions include his Passacaglia for orchestra, in honour of the 400th anniversary of relations between Japan and the Netherlands in the year 2000. Kobayashi directed the premiere with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in 1999.
He received the Liszt Memorial Decoration (1986), the Hungarian Order of Culture (1990), and the Middle Cross with the Star of the Order of the Republic of Hungary decoration (the highest civilian honour) from the Hungarian government in 1994.
1988：Cho-Fu-Ban-Ri ,a short film shot on the Silk Road
1991：ROOTS OF INFINITY, a feature film featuring Tibetans living in the
Himalayas (1991 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival,
1999：Began filming Riven Guizi (producer), completed in Aug. 2000
Berlin Film Festival, 2000 Munich Film Festival, 2000
Troia Film Festival, 2000, Winner Silver Dolphin Toront Film Festival, 2001
2000：Began filming able, completed in October, 2001
(DOCtober Film Festival / IDFAmsterdam / Praha human-rights)
2003：Began filming Host Town, completed in Feb. 2004
2004：Began filming Believe, completed in Oct. 2005
2006：Began filming TOKYO JOE, completed in Sep. 2008
2009：Began filming INCLUSION, completed in Aug. 2011
2011：Began filming Strains of Odyssey, completed in May. 2012
- Since She encountered the Special Olympics in 1991, her life has been greatly enriched by interacting with people with intellectual disabilities. Wanting to spread the ideals of Special Olympics, which support their independence and social engagement through sports. She established Special Olympics Nippon in 1994.
- The chairperson of Japan Committee Vaccines for the world's children
An honorary president of Special Olympics Nippon Foundation
The chairperson of NPO Yuukinotsubasa Inclusion 2015
The chairperson of able society
The chairperson of Japan Floor Hockey Federation
- Executive Producer：Hosokawa Kayoko
Orchestra：Kobaken and Friends Orchestra
Violin：Sezaki Asuka／Kawabata Narimichi
Trombone：Suzuki Kanako Violin：Taguchi Makiko Koto：Menbers of Koto music of Toyoma junior high school Athlete：Obara Aimi Tanahashi Naoya
Special Thanks：Calliope Iconomacou Nicolaos Michailidis
Believe crew：Miyazaki Ryota Kawaguchi Hiroki Hirayama Koji Katsumata Yuki Maehara Erika Wada Yuto Masumitsu Nobuaki Shimoike Kenichi Watanabe Gen
Camera：Akahira Tsutomu K.P.Marron Hanai Hiromi Believe Crew Sussana Saronen Kanetaka Kenji
Sound：Ivonne Gaerber Video engineer：Uwabo Yoshinori Muro Akifumi Watanabe Morio
EED Editor：Kaji Akio Sound Effect：Okada Takashi Mixer：Higa Tsutomu
Graphic Desingner：Ichikawa Chizuko Title： Kanazawa Shoko
Location Coordinator：Ueki Futaba Chrisostomos Theodoroudis
Translator：James Yaegashi Line Producer：Hanai Hiromi
Archive：able Film Committee Kamiya Kyoichi NHK National Archives(USA)
- A Film by Oguri Ken’ichi
94min.／color／vista size（16：9）／HD -Digital／Digital 5.1ch.stereo
Prodaction：Tenshin no shirabe Film Committee／Directors System Co.,LTD.
Ⓒ2012 Tenshin no shirabe Film Committee http://cinema-d.com
Executive Producer：Hosokawa Kayokoable, produced in 2001
Host Town, produced in 2004
Believe, produced in 2005
INCLUSION, produced in 2011
Strains of Odyssey, produced in 2012