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itoh 2.jpegHiroyuki Itoh (b. Sakata, Japan, 1963) received his Ph.D. in music from the University of California, San Diego in 1994. He studied composition with Joji Yuasa, Shin-ichiro Ikebe, Roger Reynolds, and Brian Ferneyhough. His awards include the first prize at the Nuove Sincronie International Composition Competition (1995), a Stipendienpreis at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse (1996), and the Akutagawa Composition Award for Orchestral Music, one of the most prestigious composition awards in Japan (1998). Itoh has been commissioned by the Suntory Music Foundation, ZEN-ON Music Publishing, the Izumi & Kioi Halls, Yokohama Cultural Foundation, the Takefu International Music Festival, and the Staatstheaters Cottbus, among many others. His works have been performed at festivals such as ISCM World New Music Days (2000, 2004, and 2009), Lucerne, Darmstadt, Gaudeamus, Klangspuren, Ruemlingen, Romania International New Music Festival, June in Buffalo, Music From Japan, Music of Japan Today, Daegu, Akiyoshidai, and Takefu, by ensembles and orchestras such as the Arditti String Quartet, Quatuor Diotima, Klangforum Wien, Nieuw Ensemble, Tokyo Sinfonietta, Art Respirant, Ensemble Contemporary Alpha, Next Mushroom Promotion, Quartet Excelsior, Voxhumana, Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka, and the New Japan Philharmonic, as well as soloists such as Mayumi Miyata (sho), Nanae Yoshimura (koto), Mike Svoboda (trb), Kolbeinn Bjarnason (fl), Lars Mlekusch (sax), and Tosiya Suzuki (recorder). Itoh’s first portrait CD was released in 2006 from MusicScape (Tokyo) and second one in 2010 from Fontec (Tokyo). His work has been published by the Japan Federation of Composers Inc., Ricordi, ZEN-ON, and Resolute Music Publications. Itoh has been organizing many concerts and festivals and was the director of the "New Horizons Concert Series" at the Takefu International Music Festival between 2007 and 2011. Itoh directed the "Exhibiting Music" project in December 2014 and February 2015 in Tokyo. He is a professor of composition at the Music Department of the Nihon University and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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includes: Salamander I for piccolo solo

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includes: Salamander II for soprano recorder solo

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includes: The Angel of Despair II for alto saxophone

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Hiroyuki Itoh's first portrait CD


includes: Mirror II for orchestra, String Quartet, Shadows of Night II for trombone solo with reverberation system, Salamander II for recorder solo, Mirror I for twelve players, Dreams of a Swaying Forest for chamber orchestra

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Hiroyuki Itoh's second portrait CD


includes: The Angel of Despair II for alto saxophone solo, Fading into Darkness for eight players, Terra Incognita for percussion solo, A Night of Iridescent Flickering for guitar solo, Salamander Ib for flute solo, Deep into a Resonant Forest for piano solo, In the Dim Light for five players, Quietly, Deeply, and Intensely for mixed chorus

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includes: A Chant from the East for orchestra

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includes: The Angel of Despair II for alto saxophone

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includes: Miyama no Tori (Birds of the Woodland Silence) for 20-stringed koto and recorder

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