Shirotomo Aizawa (b.1962) Winner of Ataka Prize, and composition prize from National Theater in Japan . Tokyo National University of fine arts and music, composition course and graduated the graduate school of Tokyo National University of fine arts and music (both programs, full scholarship). Composition studies with Teruyuki Noda, Akira Miyoshi, Yuzuru Shimaoka, Koichi Uzaki and Makoto Shinohara in Tokyo . Conducting studies with F. Travis, Kotaro Sato, Yoko Matsuo, Chiyuki Murakata, Seiji Ozawa in Tokyo . Further studies in Berlin and Vienna .