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Yuji Takahashi Portrait Concert III

  • Organization : Yuji Takahashi Portrait Concert Executive Committee
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


The 3rd solo exhibition of works by leading Japanese composer/pianist, Yuji Takahashi, who turns 80 years old next year. Including early works from the 1960s thought lost, the program interweaves works from recent years and premiering works. Join the audience in following in the footsteps of this 80-year-old composer.
Planning: Yoichi Sugiyama

Bridges II (1965)
Bridges III (1968) World premiere
Phonourloupes (2019) World premiere
Phonogène (1962) (Chamber ensemble and recording)
Gandharva (1994)
Le double de Paganini (1986)
Like Swans Leaving the Lake (1995)


Yoichi Sugiyama
Studied composition under Akira Miyoshi, Franco Donatoni and Sandro Gorli, and orchestral conducting under Emilio Pomárico and Morihiro Okabe. His work includes commissions for Festival di Milano Musica and the Venice Biennale; chamber music by Tokyo Gen’On Project and artists like Kuniko Kato; traditional Japanese works for both Kazue Sawai and Nanae Yoshimura; and choral pieces for the Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo. Recipient of the Italian Composer’s Society Award (Premio SIAE), Suntory Foundation for Arts, the Keizo Saji Prize; and the 68th Geijutsusensho Shinjinsho. As a conductor he has worked domestically with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others, as well as conducted premieres etc. for new operatic works at Teatro Cavallerizza, Reggio Emilia. He teaches at Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano Claudio Abbado.


Ayako Fukunaga
naya collective Ltd.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall, Taito City, Tokyo