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Takuya Imahori (m)
Composer in Residence

Herkunftsland: Japan
KKA-Residency: 2018

Porträtfoto Takuya Imahori
Porträtfoto Takuya Imahori
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Born in 1978 in Yokohama, Japan, Takuya Imahori graduated Tamagawa University College of Literature, and received the superior diploma in composition from L'École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot. In 2005-06, he collaborated in the composition courses of the Institut of Research and Coordination of Acoustic and Music (IRCAM). 2012-2014 he has studied at the Haute École de Musique de Genève. He graduated the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma in 2017 with the perfect score with praise. Imahori studied composition with Yoshiyuki Doi, Masami Mikai, Yoshihisa Taira, Jean-Luc Hervé, Philippe Leroux, Michael Jarrell, Luis Naon, and Ivan Fedele. He also studies conducting with Laurent Gay at HEM Geneva and with Yoichi Sugiyama at Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano Claudio Abbado. He participated in world-class summer courses and master-classes such as Darmstadt (Germany), Centre-Acanthe (France), Voix-Nouvelle de Royaumont (France), Composit (Italy), Savellyspaja (Finland), ISA (Austria), Takefu (Japan) and Akiyoshidai (Japan). He was awarded the Gaudeamus Prize (Netherlands / 2001) for his work Circle of Time for 16 players. His works have been performed all over the world, in such renowned festivals and venues as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Festival Présences of Radio France, Yokohama Minato-mirai Hall's commissioned concert “Just Composed in Yokohama”, “Musik der Gegenwart” radio programme concert in Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Pharos International Contemporary Music Festival in Nicosia, Festival L’Archipel in Geneva, Biennale of Venice and Wittener Tage. He has been invited to the resident composer in Visby International Composers Centre in 2012 and 2015.

2014-2017: Diploma di Perfezionamento di Composizione, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma
2012-2014: Master of Art, Haute École de Musique de Genève
2005-2006: Cursus of Composition, Institut de Recherche et Coordination d’Acoustique / Musique (IRCAM)
2001-2003: Diplôme Supérieure de Composition, École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot
1997-2001: Bachelor of Arts, Tamagawa University, College of Literature, Department of Art

Masterclass at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Italy, 2017) with Salvatore Sciarrino
International Darmstadt Summer Course (Germany, 2002, 2012, 2014), with Misato Mochizuki, Gerhard Ekkel (2014), James Dillon (2012), with Tristan Murail, Robert HP Platz, Toshio Hosokawa, Bernhard Lang (2002)
Masterclass at the Haute École de Musique de Genève (Switzerland, 2014) with Ivan Fedele, Stefano Gervasoni
International Summer Academy (Austria, 2013) with Isabel Mundry
Composit (Italia, 2012) with Tristan Murail, Joshua Fineberg
Savellyspaja (Finland, 2012) with Jukka Tiensuu, Jouni Kaipainen
Voix Nouvelle de Royaumont (France, 2003), with Brian Ferneyhough, Johannes Schörhorn, Faust Romitelli
Centre Acanthes (France, 2003), with Klaus Huber
Takefu International Composition Workshop (Japan, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010), with Toshio Hosokawa, Yonghi Park-Paan, Isabel Mundry, Mark André
Akiyoshidai Summer Workshop (Japan, 2004, 2007), with Joji Yuasa, Yori-Aki Matsudaira
Ticino Musica (Switzerland, 2016) conducting masterclass with Arturo Tamayo

2012, 2015: Visby International Center of Composers, organized by ISCM in Sweden
2012: Artestudio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy

2008-2009: lecturer, Department of Music, College of the Arts, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
2011-2012: lecturer, Department of Media Arts, College of the Arts, Tamagawa University, Tokyo
2009-2012: Assistant Professor of Department of music College of Arts, Nihon University, Tokyo
taught softwares (Max/MSP, OpenMusic, Pro Tools etc.) and history of electronic music in the courses of “Music Informatics Research”, “Music Informatics Seminar” and “Seminar of 3rd and 4th year students”

2017: Goffredo Petrassi Prize, grants by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Italy)
2017: Selected to the Call for Works by Wittener Tage and International Ensemble Modern Academy (Germany)
2017: Invitated Performance by Motocontrario Ensemble in Trento (Italy)
2016: Nominated to the competition “Musica e Poesia tra Italia e Giappone” (Music and Poesy between Italy and Japan) organized by Italian Institut of Culture in Osaka
2015: Finalist of Conputer Contemporary Music Competition in Tokyo
2015: Selected to the Call for Score by New Made Ensembe in Lovere (Italy)
2014: Invitated Performance at Festival L’Archipel (Switzerland)
2013: Grants by Haute École de Musique de Genève
2012: Commission from Quatuor Tana (Belgium)
2011: Commission from Pharos Arts Foundation (Cyprus)
2011: Commission from JCMR Kyoto (Japan)

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