Music of Japan Today 2007


Hiroyuki Yamamoto


Hiroyuki Yamamoto (b. 1967, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan), raised in Zushi City of Kanagawa Prefecture, studied composition with Akira Kitamura, Jo Kondo and Isao Matsushita. He received both his bachelors (1990) and masters (1992) degrees in composition from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Yamamoto's honors and awards include third prize at the Japan Music Competition (1989), JSCM Composition Award (1996), Toru Takemitsu Composition Award (2002) and Akutagawa Award (2003). His works have been selected for Forum '91 (Montreal), Gaudeamus Music Week '94 (Holland), ISCM World Music Days (2000 in Luxembourg and 2001 in Yokohama) and performed by Nieuw Ensemble (Amsterdam), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Munich), Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and others. Yamamoto is a member of the composers' group TEMPUS NOVUM, which he helped to establish in 1990. He directed the Ensemble d'Ame ( Tokyo ) from 1997 for four years. He currently teaches at Iwate University in Morioka City .