Born in Chiba, Japan, in 1984.
She studied composition with Shin Sato and Hisayuki Toshihiko, and graduated at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with winning the Acanthus Music Prize in 2007, and also completed at the master of composition at the the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2009.
She attended and received master classes from Liza Lim, Hanspeter Kyburz, Chaya Czernowin, among others.
Her works were performed in many concerts and festivals mainly in Japan and Europe. She was awarded some prizes including Stefan Hussong Accordion Workshop Concert, the 74th, 75th and 78th Music Competitions of Japan, and selected for various composition workshops, such as International Ensemble Modern Academy (2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, Tokyo), Schloss Solitude Summer Academy (2007, Germany), IMPULS Academy (Reading Session, 2013, Graz). And she was selected for Research Residence Program 2009 at Tokyo Wander Site Aoyama Creator-in-Residence.
In recent years, the basis of her composition is the interest in the relationship between language (especially Japanese) and music. 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.
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” for Tenor Recorder and Accordion and "Doll-Blind B" for Flute and Accordion are publishing from EDITION WUNN (Germany).
↓They are on the page of Akkordeon-kammermusic.
Doll-Blind für Tenorblockflöte und Akkordeon (5), 2 Partituren
EW_25019 Einzelpreis: 24,00 €
Doll-Blind B für Flöte und Akkordeon (5), 2 Partituren
EW_25023 Einzelpreis: 24,00 €
Her warks are not only for concert music but also for runway shows, such as 2012 SS collection of "Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth." (designer: Michiko Suzuki) in Tokyo and 2013 AW collection of "Y NOT" (desingner: Michiko Suzuki) in China.
Now she is teaching at Toho Gakuen College Music Department and composition master class of YAMAHA music foundation.
Yu Kuwabara's future schedule is here.