Akio Yasuraoka


1958 –


Who is Akio Yasuraoka?

Akio Yasuraoka is a Japanese composer.

Yasuraoka studied with composers Teruyuki Noda and Akira Miyoshi graduating Tokyo University of the Arts in 1984 with a Masters degree in music composition. He has received several awards and distinctions including the 1st Prize in Composition at the Music Competition of Japan in 1980 and the 1982 Japan Symphony Foundation Composition Award for his Symphony. He was recipient of the 1994 Kenzo Nakajima Music Award.

In 1985, Yasuraoka organized Art Respirant, a chamber orchestra of young performing artists and composers.

Currently Yasuraoka is professor at Toho Gakuen School of Music and Tokyo University of the Arts. He is a member of the 21st Century Music Association and a director of the Japan Society for Contemporary Music.

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Jan 13, 1958
  • Japan

on July 23, 2013


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