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YUKA 

TAKECHI

COMPOSER
Yuka Takechi Composer

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東京藝術大学作曲科首席卒業、大学院修了後、ボストン交響楽団タングルウッド音楽祭フェロー作曲家、ジュリアード音楽院、

文化庁在外派遣員としてフランス国立音楽音響研究所IRCAMの作曲家研究員として研鑽を積み、

英国王立音楽院で日本人初の博士号取得。


主要作品はカーネギーホール、リンカーンセンター、タングルウッド音楽祭、

ロイヤル・フェスティバルホールのルチアーノベリオ音楽祭、ザグレブ国際現代音楽祭等で委嘱初演されており、

ボストン交響楽団や新日本フィルなど国内外の主要オーケストラ、指揮者により演奏されている。

 

米国コロンビア大学委嘱「Indra’s Net」(2012)、神奈川国際芸術フェスティバル委嘱「声明と雅楽 西行マンダラ」(2007-09)、

国立劇場初演「シェイクスピアによる断章」(2016) など、伝統楽器の作品も数多い。

 

これまでに、芥川作曲賞ノミネート(1998)、村松賞(1999)、

第一回サントリー音楽賞・佐治敬三賞(オーケストラの為の「Loin, bien, loin」大野和士氏指揮 総合受賞)(2002)、

神奈川文化賞未来賞(2009)、N響尾高賞ノミネート(2010)

(オーケストラの為の「Eaux Lumieres Temps」横浜開港150周年記念委嘱)、

2019年、英国ロイヤルアカデミーが顕彰するARAM Award を受賞。

2012-14年和歌山大学特任准教授、英国王立ウエールズ音楽大学客員准教授。13年東京藝術大学特別講座客員講師、

コロンビア大学NYサミット招聘作曲家、ロンドン在住。

洗練と優美な音色と立体的な音空間を捉えた武智の音楽は、

オーケストラ、室内学、合唱、日本の伝統楽器のための作品、美術や建築とのコラボレーションによる空間音楽など多岐に渡る。

各国の主要な演奏家の信頼を得て多くの委嘱を受け、世界各地の主なコンサート会場で演奏されている。

近年では、2016年 武満徹没後20周年記念・福間洸太朗リサイタル委嘱(彩の国芸術劇場)「Winter Light/ Ephemera (冬日・蜉蝣)」初演、

2017年 ロンドンのDaiwa Foundation 主催「Yuka Takechi "Creating Future of the Tradition"」レクチャー公演、

18年 英国のToru Takemitsu Society委嘱「Reflet Blue」英国初演、19年ブルガリア国際ピアノフェスティバル初演、

The Kings Singers キングスシンガーズのメンバーによる「Hyo-haku (漂泊)」英国初演(Japan UK Music Society 主催公演)等。

The new official homepage will be lunched up soon!

Yuka Takechi   Composer, PhD (Royal Academy of Music)

 

Yuka Takechi has forged a unique career as a Japanese composer at the highest level.

Her composition's repertoires are wide and it is covered from orchestra, chamber, choir, works for traditional Japanese instruments to the collaboration works with contemporary arts and architectures.

The idea of her composition is based on cognition of time and space, and transforming elements from within genres of Japanese traditional music such as Shomyo, Gagaku and Noh.

The works are highly acclaimed especially on account of its refined and sonorous color palette.

 

Yuka's works have been performed throughout Europe, Japan, the USA and Russia on occasions such as the International Zagreb Music Biennale to the Tanglewood Music Festival of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Leading orchestras and musicians, such as the London Sinfonietta, the Royal Scottish Symphony, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Tokyo City Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra etc have performed her compositions.

Also Yuka's works incorporating Japanese traditional instruments have been performed by the leading Japanese exponents such as Mayumi Miyata (sho), Sukeyasu Shiba (ryuteki),Yoko Nishi (Koto) and Hidejiro Honjo ( Sangen) such as venues at the National Theatre in Tokyo and Carnegie Hall in NY. 

 

She was awarded numerous prestigious awards in Japan such as the Kanagawa Cultural Prize (2009) for her commissioned orchestral work Eaux Lumieres Temps conducted by Seikyo Kim. The work was runner-up at the NHK Symphony Orchestra’s Otaka Prize (2010). She received the Japan Contemporary Art Encouragement Prize (2007) for the large scale ritualistic work “Saigyo Mandala” for Gagaku and Shomyo commissioned by the International Kanagawa Arts Festival, whose artistic director is Toshi Ichiyanagi, the Suntory Keizo Saji Prize by her third orchestral work Loin bien loin premiered by Kazushi Ono (Opera National de Lyon, France) in 2002,

and the Muramatsu Music Prize.

 

Yuka received her B.Mus and M.Mus in composition at the first-class honours at the Tokyo University of Arts and Music (Geidai), studied composition under Jo Kondo and Yoritsune Matsudaira.

She was an arts fellow at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in the US where she studied and collaborated with Arata Isozaki (Architect) and Yuji Takahashi (Composer/ Pianist),a composition fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival under Gorge Benjamin (2003), a selected research composer at IRCAM in Paris (2005) coached by Philippe Schoeller. She received her PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London (2010) supervised by Simon Bainbridge.

During her years in RAM, she also studied at the Juilliard School where she had lessons

by Milton Babbitt. She was an Artist of Agency for Cultural Affairs overseas by the Japanese Government and received such awards as the Nomura Cultural Award, the Japan Foundation.

Upcoming engagements include a commission from Keiko Urushihara (Violin) and Kiyoshi Somura (Guitar). Her new commissioned work of Toru Takemitsu Memorial concert series has been premiered by Kotaro Fukuma (Piano) in Tokyo and Germany in 2015, a new commissioned large scale work for Koto, Singers and Shakuhachi has been premiered at the National Theatre Tokyo in 2016.

 

Yuka taught composition and music theories as a Research Associate Professor at Wakayama University and an invited Lecture of the Royal Welsh College of Music&Drama in UK 2012-14 and Tokyo University of Arts where she teaches composition and lead the lecture with London based Toki String Quartet in 2012. She was an invited composer and a chair panel at New York Summit organized by Columbia University in 2013.

She is also a translator of Mahler Symphony No.6 by Edition Eulenburg, and officiated as an interviewer at “Japanese Composer Series” of Naxos Label.

 

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