born in 1984 in Japan.
graduated at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and won the Acanthus Music Prize in 2007, and completed at the master of composition at the the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2009. And she has also studied in composition at the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Schloss Solitude Summer Academy (2007), IMPULS Academy (2013) and so on. She has been taught by Shin Sato, Toshihiko Hisayuki.
has won some prizes including Stefan Hussong Accordion Workshop Concert, the 74th, 75th and 78th Music Competitions of Japan. Her works have been broadcasted and performed in many concerts and international festivals mainly in Japan and Europe by Stefan Hussong, Toshiya Suzuki, Ensemble Phorminx, Ensemble SurPlus, Tokyo Philharmonic and so on.
In recent years, the basis of her composition is the interest in the relationship between language (especially Japanese) and music. So she has been studying Japanese traditional art and doing collaborative work with Noh performers, priests chanting Syo-myo, rakugo performer, some japanese traditional instruments players.
She was selected as Japanese creator for Research Residence Program 2009 and staying at the Tokyo Wander Site Aoyama Creator-in-Residence.
In 2010, she formed the new creation group "Awai-Za" with performers of the same age. They had the 1st performance in Nov. 2011 at Kioi small hall (Tokyo) and be off (Utsunomiya).
The facebook page of Awai-Za is here.
Twitter account of Awai-Za (@awai_za) is here.
“Doll-Blind” which is one of her works for Tenor Recorder and Accordion is publishing from EDITION WUNN.
↓"Doll-Blind" is on the page of kammermusic.
Doll-Blind für Tenorblockflöte und Akkordeon (5),
2 Partituren EW_25019 Einzelpreis: 24,00 €
She composed for the runway show of 2012 SS collection of Japanese fashion brand by Michiko Suzuki "Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth." and played the piano in the show.
She has been acting as a navigator of "niconico contemporary classical music", the live streaming program by asobi cast.
Now she is teaching at Toho Gakuen College Music Department and master class of YAMAHA music foundation.
Yu Kuwabara's future schedule is here.