Akira Miyoshi

Composer

1933 – 2013

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Who was Akira Miyoshi?

Akira Miyoshi was a Japanese composer.

Miyoshi was born in Suginami, Tokyo. He was a child prodigy on the piano, studying with Kozaburo Hirai and Tomojiro Ikenouchi. He studied French literature at the University of Tokyo, and then at the Paris Conservatory with Henri Challan and Raymond Gallois-Montbrun from 1955 to 1957. He was very influenced by Henri Dutilleux. He returned to Japan in 1957 and continued studying French, graduating in 1960. In 1965, he became a professor at the Toho Gakuen School of Music. Miyoshi received the 31st Suntory Music Award. He won four Otaka prizes for his compositions.

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Born
Jan 10, 1933
Suginami
Also known as
  • Miyoshi, Akira
Nationality
  • Japan
Education
  • University of Tokyo
  • Conservatoire de Paris
Died
Oct 4, 2013

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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