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Composer / Satoshi Yagisawa
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Biography
Satoshi Yagisawa
Satoshi YAGISAWA was born in 1975 in Japan and graduated from the prestigious Musashino Academia Musicae with a degree in composition. He later continued his studies there graduating with master’s degree in composition two years later.His works for wind orchestra are popular in Japan and in many countries and are published by Hal Leonard Europe (de Haske) and Japanese publishers. They have been performed widely at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conferences (WASBE) and the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.In Japan, he was commissioned by the National Sports Festival to compose the opening ceremonial music. Yagisawa is in high demand not only in Japan but throughout the world as adjudicator, guest conductor, clinician and writer for music magazines. Currently, he is teaching at SHOBI Music College in Tokyo.He is one of the most prolific composers in Japan today and was awarded the 21st Japan Academic Society of Winds, Percussion and Brass Award (2011) and the Japanese Band Directors Association Shitaya Encouragement Award (2011).His major works include A Poem for Wind Orchestra – Hymn to the Infinite Sky; Perseus – A Hero’s Quest in the Heavens; Machu Picchu: City in the Sky – The mystery of the hidden Sun Temple; To Be Vivid Stars; and Let’s have Hope for a Better Tomorrow (a symbolic song for the reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake).