Hiroyuki Itoh: In the Dim Light

Hiroyuki Itoh

Hiroyuki Itoh (b. 1963 in Sakata, Japan) received his Ph.D. in music from the University of California, San Diego in 1994. He studied composition with Joji Yuasa, Shin-ichiro Ikebe, Roger Reynolds, and Brian Ferneyhough. His awards include first prize at the Nuove Sincronie International Composition Competition (1995), a Stipendienpreis at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse (1996), and…

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Yasunoshin Morita: Les animaux à métamorphoses

Yasunoshin Morita

Yasunoshin Morita (b. 1969) studied composition under the guidance of Yori-Aki Matsudaira. Morita won the first prize at the competition of the Japan Society for Contemporary Music in 2002, the highest prize at the Valentino Bucchi International Composition Competition in Italy in 2009 and the Excellence Award in the Composition Prize for Orchestra of Japan…

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Malika Kishino: Concerto for Koto

Malika Kishino

Malika Kishino, born in Kyoto in 1971, studied Law in Kyoto (diploma in 1994). She came to France in 1995, where she studied composition with Yoshihisa Taira (École Normale de Musique, Paris), Robert Pascal (Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse, Lyon) and Philippe Leroux (IRCAM, Paris). She has received grants from the major studios for…

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Kenta Masuda

(Submitted by ISCM – JAPANESE SECTION) Kenta Masuda was born in Japan in 1990. He has received prizes from the 20th Sogakudo Japanese Song Competition, the 4th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition, the 2014 PARMA student composer competition, and the Hirosaki Sakuranosono Composition Competition 2017 as well as the 33rd JSCM Award for Composers. His pieces…

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Satoru Ikeda: Superstring Theory

IKEDA Satoru

(Submitted by ISCM – JAPANESE SECTION) Satoru Ikeda, born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka prefecture in 1961, studied composition under Hiroshi Otsuki and Shin Sato. Having received a B.A. in Education from Shizuoka University in 1983 and M.M. degree in Composition from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1987, he is currently Musical Director at Shimamura Music…

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Midori Takashima: By the lake…

Midori Takashima

(Submitted by ISCM – JAPANESE SECTION) Midori Takashima (b. 1954) studied composition at Tokyo University of the Arts. I also completed the master course. In addition, she attended and studied at the Darmstadt Music Festival. Her chamber music and chamber symphony works have been featured in concerts hosted by the Japan Society for Contemporary Music. She…

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Michiko Fukazawa: Prisme

Michiko Fukazawa

(Submitted by ISCM – JAPANESE SECTION) Michiko Fukazawa was born in Japan. She has received Diploma from Osaka College of Music, then l’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and also the Certificate from Conservatoire d’Annecy. Her piece Lemminkainen’s Mother for string orchestra was performed by the Vancouver New Music String Orchestra on November 3 2017, ISCM…

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Norio Fukushi: Seigai-Ha

Norio Fukushi

Norio Fukushi (b. 1945) studied at Tokyo University of the Arts and in France, where his composition teachers included Tomojiro Ikenouchi and Olivier Messiaen. Writing for both Western and traditional Japanese instruments, his compositions comprise orchestral, chamber, and solo vocal and instrumental music. He has had major works performed in the United States, Canada, Europe,…

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