Akira Nishimura

Composer

1953 –

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Who is Akira Nishimura?

Akira Nishimura is a Japanese composer.

Nishimura studied composition and musical theory on a graduate course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He also studied Asiatic traditional music, religion, aesthetics, cosmology and the heterophonic concepts, all of which had a lasting influence on his music.

He won several national and international awards including the 36th Suntory Music Award and has been commissioned by many overseas music festivals.

Nishimura was the judge at the 2007 Toru Takemitsu composition award.

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Born
Sep 8, 1953
Osaka
Also known as
  • Nishimura, Akira
Nationality
  • Japan
Education
  • Tokyo University of the Arts

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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