Yoichi Sugiyama

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Yoichi Sugiyama, composer



Yoichi Sugiyama – intermezzo II per pianoforte
performed by Aki Kuroda
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Yoichi Sugiyama has studied orchestral conducting with Emilio Pomarico and Morihiro Okabe, and composition with Franco Donatoni, Sandro Gorli and Akira Miyoshi. He is active both as a conductor and composer in Europe and Japan.
Since he conducted Luigi Nono’s opera “Prometeo” with the “Ensemble Modern Orchestra” in 2000, he is active in various important international music festivals; such as the “Festival Wien Modern”, “Festival d’Automne a Paris”, “Milano Musica”, ”Festival Verdi”, “Settembre Musica”, “Suntory Summer Festival”.  Sugiyama collaborates with prestigious international contemporary Orchestras and Ensembles, as “Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, “Orchestre de Chambre de Ginève”, “Arena di Verona”, “Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna”, “Orchestra i Pomeriggi musicali di Milano”, “Orchestra Friuli Venezia Giulia”,”Tokyo Sinfonietta”, “Izumi Sinfonietta”, “Orchestra Sinfonica della reppblica di San Marino”, “Orqesta National de Chile”, “Orchestra Milano Classica”, “Klangforum Wien”, “Nieuw Ensemble”, “Ensemble Contrechamps”, “Remix Ensemble”, “Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin”, “Alter Ego”, “Collegium Novum”, “Divertimento Ensemble”, “Ensemble Europeo Antidogma”, “Fontana Mix Ensemble”, “Icarus Ensemble” ,”Ensemble Nomad”, “Ensemble dell’Accademia della Scala”.
Sugiyama’s latest pieces have been heard in various international festivals; such as “La Biennale di Venezia 2010 (new work for ensemble), 2000 (“Barcaruola” for viola and percussion commissioned by the Biennale di Venezia), “Milano Musica” (“Ruscello nel lago” commissione by the Milano Musica 2009, “Beyond the Frontier” commissioned by the Milano Musica 2003) and “Tiroler-Festspiel Erl 2000” (“Intermezzo III” for piano commissioned by the Tiroler-Festspiel Erl), “Angelica”, “REC Festival d’Autunno”. His “Divertimento I” for ensemble (1997) has been published by the “Casa Ricordi” (Milan). In 2001 Sugiyama has written “Divertimento II” for Bruno Canino’s piano duo. The performances are broadcast regularly on NHK-FM, RAI and ORF etc.
In 1994, while undertaking a summer course with Franco Donatoni at the “Accademia Chigiana”, Sugiyama won the Italian Composer’s Society award (“Premio SIAE”). He has also attended master courses and workshops by Luis de Pablo (Milan,1996), Giorge Ligety (Novara, 1996), Adriano Guarnieri (Milan, 1996) and the London Sinfonietta (Tokyo, 1994).Sugiyama was an assistant teacher in Franco Donatoni’s composition course held in Tokyo (1998) and Giacomo Manzoni’s composition course in Tokyo (1999). In 1995, Sugiyama obtained a scholarship for composition from the Italian Government, and has been residing in Milan ever since and he is teaching at Accademia Internazionale della Musica (ex Civica Scuola di Milano).


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