Masakazu YAMAMOTO

Background



[Biography]


Born in Yamanashi, Japan.

He studied composition with professor Yoshibumi FUJIWARA, electro-acoustic with professor Kazuko NARITA, and Taro YOSHIHARA at University of Yamanashi.
During his schooling years, he started his carrer by composition “PRIME” in Tokyo.
His works are performed at various concerts (by “JFC” and more) and festivals.

He also plays piano, his own works and more.

2004-2013, lecturer of the University of Yamanashi.


He composes pieces with influences of Jazz, and also plays jazz piano.


[List of Compositions]

here.



[Mainly Prize]


The PTNA Piano Competition Composition Prize (2004,2005,2008)

The Tokyo International Competition for Chamber Music Composition, Finalist (2010)

The SOGAKUDO Japan Song Competition(Composition, Yoshinao NAKATA Prize) Finalist (2011)

The Shin-Nami-No-Kai Japan Song Competition (Composition,Second prize) (2011)

The SOGAKUDO Japan Song Competition(Composition) 1st Prize (2012)