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Next performances...

18th January 2017, Violin Concerto "On the G string"

19:00
The Symphony Hall (Osaka, Japan)
Tatsuki Narita (Violin)
Osaka Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Shizuo Z. Kuwahara



15th February 2017, Seminar about Kenji Sakai's works

16:10
Dodge Hall, Columbia University (NYC, US)



18th February 2017, Portrait Concert

20:00
Scandinavia House (Music From Japan Festival, NYC, US)
- Blaze for Bassoon
- Fanfare toward the dusk for Trumpet and Piano
- Borders for Soprano and 5 musicians (world premiere, commissioned by MFJ)
- Mixtures for woodwind quintet

Yen-Chen Wu (Bassoon)
Carmen J Camerieri (Trumpet)
Sam Yulsman (Piano)
Wonjung Kim (Soprano)
Akikazu Nakamura (Shakuhachi)
Eriko Sato (Violin)
Fred Sherry (Cello)
Alan R. Kay (Clarinet)
Samuel Budish (Percussion)
Windscape (woodwind quintet)
Yasuaki Itakura (conductor)



19th February 2017, Lecture and Concert

14:00
Hamamatsu Piano Hall (Okayama, Japan)
- Reflecting Space I -Bell, cloud and disincarnations -
- Etudes pour Piano - premier livre

Noritaka Ito (Piano)



20th February 2017, "Mixtures" for woodwind quintet

19:30
Greenfield Hall (NYC, US)
Windscape (woodwind quintet)



28th February 2017, Portrait Concert and Lecture

18:30
Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma (Rome, Italy)
- Reflecting Space I - Bell, Cloud and disincarnations
- Etudes pour Piano - premier livre
- Etudes pour Piano - deuxième livre "VII. Comme l'harmonie du soir"
- Blue in Green / Green in Blue


Noritaka Ito (Piano)



8th March 2017, "Reflecting Space II - Fantasia and Berceuse"

19:00
Kitara Hall (Sapporo, Japan)
Junichi Sato (Sax)
Shunsuke Abe (Electronics)



19th March 2017, Lecture and Concert

14:00
Hamamatsu Piano Hall (Okayama, Japan)
- Green in Blue / Blue in Green

Noritaka Ito (Piano)



20th March 2017, "Monopolyphonie / Défiguration" for violoncello

19:00
Sogakudo Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
Kei Yamazawa (Cello)



25th March 2017, "Etudes pour Piano - premier livre"

14:00
Gifu Prefecture Library Hall (Gifu, Japan)
Noritaka Ito (Piano)



10th May 2017, "Initial S" for Alto Saxophone solo

11:00
MUK (Wien, Austria)
Chun-Hao Ku (Alto Saxophone)



9th June 2017, "Howling" for Contrabass Flute, Contrabass Clarinet and Percussion (world premiere, commissioned by Fondation Francis and Mica Salabert and French Ministry of Culture)

20:30
Espace K (Strasbourg, France)
Ayako Okubo (Flute)
Thomas Monod (Clarinet)
Olivier Maurel (Percussion)



21st June 2017, "Initial S" for Alto Saxophone solo

11:00
MUK (Wien, Austria)
Chun-Hao Ku (Alto Saxophone)



10th July 2017, "Fog and Bubbles" (Japanese premiere) for 16 musicians and electronics

19:00
Tokyo Bunka-Kaikan (Tokyo, Japan)
Tokyo Sinfonietta
conducted by Yasuaki Itakura



21st July 2017, "Borders" (flute version) for Soprano and 5 musicians

19:30
Wellesley College Grand Music Hall (Massachusetts, US)
Amber Evans (Soprano)
Molly Shambo (Flute)
Nicholas Davies (Clarinet)
Reed Puleo (Percussion)
Shaina Pan (Violin)
Issei Herr (Cello)
Fred Sherry (conductor)



20th August 2017, "Cantus" for Japanese instrument ensemble (world premiere, commissioned by Utsunomiya Cultural Foundation)


Utsunomiya-shi Bunka Kaikan (Tochigi, Japan)
Solis"den" Ensemble



19th September 2017, "Blaze" for Bassoon solo

19:30
Portland Japanese Garden (Oregon, US)
Evan Kuhlmann (Bassoon)



20th September 2017, "Blaze" for Bassoon solo

19:30
Portland Japanese Garden (Oregon, US)
Evan Kuhlmann (Bassoon)



21st September 2017, "Blaze" for Bassoon solo

19:30
Portland Japanese Garden (Oregon, US)
Evan Kuhlmann (Bassoon)



5th October 2017, "Howling / Whirling" for Flute, Clarinet and Percussion (world premiere, commissioned by Biennale di Venezia, Fondation Francis and Mica Salabert and French Ministry of Culture)

20:30
Sala d'Armi Arsenale (Venice, Italy)
Ayako Okubo (Flute)
Thomas Monod (Clarinet)
Olivier Maurel (Percussion)



17th November 2017, Symphony No.1 "Spiritus" (world premiere, commissioned by Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra)

18:45
Forest Hall (Nagoya, Japan)
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Edwin Outwater



18th November 2017, Symphony No.1 "Spiritus"

16:00
Forest Hall (Nagoya, Japan)
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Edwin Outwater



24th November 2017, Portrait Concert

19:00
Alti (Kyoto, Japan)
- Osmosis II for 5 musicians
- Chasm for Violin and Piano
- Reflecting Space I - Bell, Cloud and Disincarnations for Piano solo
- Je est un autre I for Soprano solo
- Je est un autre III for Soprano and Piano
- Monopolyphonie / Défiguration for Cello solo
- Borders for Soprano and 5 musicians (Japanese premiere, co-commissioned by MFJ and Ensemble Kujoyama)

Ensemble Kujoyama
Nozomi Ueda (Clarinet)
Mayuko Ishigami (Violin)
Syoko Fukutomi (Cello)
Maki Ota (Soprano)
Asuka Hatanaka (Percussion)
Yuri Morimoto (Piano)
Kenichi Tajima (Shakuhachi)
Seitaro Ishikawa (Conductor)



The past performance from 2011 to 2016


News...

- Since 1st May 2014, my artistic projects are exclusively managed by AMATI Inc.
- I am the composer in residence of Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra since April 2017 for three years.

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Upcoming Project...

- A new piece for Orchestra in November 2017
- A new piece for Guitar in December 2017
- A new piece for Cello in June 2018
- A new piece for Orchestra in April 2018
- A new piece for Sax and Piano in August 2018
- A new piece for Shamisen in August 2018
- A new piece for Orchestra in 2018
- A new piece for Orchestra in 2019
- A new piece for Orchestra in 2020
- A new opera in 2022



updated : 18th July 2017