Born in 1989 in Nagano, Japan. Tetsuya Yamamoto has studied composition with Motoharu Kawashima and Michio Kitazume at Kunitachi College of Music. He has also studied the piano with Satoko Inoue, technique of conducting with Masakazu Natsuda, and the Shō which is Japanese traditional instrument of Gagaku with Mayumi Miyata. He obtained his Bachelor in 2012 and Master of Music in 2014 from the Kunitachi College of Music. After these education in Japan, he has continued to study in France. Studied with Régis Campo at the Marseille Conservatory and obtained the diploma of Cycle Perfectionnement (4th Cycle). Currently he is studying with Martin Matalon at the National Conservatory of Lyon (CNSMDL) since 2016.
Yamamoto has received several awards: Finalist at "The 38th Valentino Bucchi Prize International Composition Contest" in 2017, 2nd Prize at "The 4th International Edison Denisov Young Composers Competition" in 2016, 1st Prize and Special Prize at "The 6th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition" in 2015, Representation from Japan at "The 31st ACL Festival & Conference in Singapore Young Composers Competition" in 2013, Finalist at "The 9th Thailand International Composers Competition" in 2013, Prize Winner at "The 27th JSCM Composers Award" in 2010, 1st Prize and Special Prize by the Mayor of Hirosaki at "The 8th Hirosaki Cherry-garden Composition Competition" in 2010 (President Jury: Hifumi Shimoyama), etc.
He has participated in IRCAM Mani-feste Academy in 2017, World Saxophone Congress "SAXOPEN" in 2015 and Takefu International Composition Workshop in 2014 and 2013. And also his works has been performed in several festivals: Festival 5 Giornate in Milan 2011, Suntory Summer Festival in Tokyo 2012, Thailand International Composers Festival in Bangkok 2013, Asian Composers League Festival & Confarence in Singapore 2013, Bowling Green New Music Festival in Ohio 2014, Ryogoku Art Festival in Tokyo 2015, Basklarinet Festijn in Utrecht 2016 and Festival Music From Japan in New York 2017.
He is a member of the "Association Franco-Japonaise de la Musique Contemporaine".
Received the Honorable Mention at "The 13th Chengdu-China Sun River Prize Students New Composition Competition" in China. (Oct. 2017)
Participated in "IRCAM Mani-feste Academy 2017" in France. (June-July 2017)
Selected as a finalist at "The 38th International Composition Contest Valentino Bucchi Prize" in Italy. (May 2017)
Received the Honorable Mention at "The 12th Chengdu-China Sun River Prize Students New Composition Competition" in China. (Oct. 2016)
Received the 2nd Prize at "The 4th International Edison Denisov Young Composers Competition" in Russia. (Sep. 2016)
Selected the Call for Scores at "Bass Clarinet Miniatures 2016" in Netherlands. (Jan. 2016)
Awarded the 1st Prize and Special Prize (The best variation/fuga among Senior participants) at "The 6th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition" in Czech. (Aug. 2015)
Participated in "The World Saxophone Congress «SAXOPEN»" in France. (July 2015)
Selected the Call for Scores at "The 35th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival" in USA. (Oct. 2014)
Selected the Call for Scores at "Tokyo to New York" (Jan. 2014)
Received the Honorable Mention at "The 7th JFC Composers Award". (Dec. 2013)
Selected the Representation from Japan at "The 31st ACL Festival & Conference in Singapore Young Composers Competition". (Sep. 2013)
Participated in "The 13th and 14th Takefu International Composition Workshop", studied with Francesco Filidei and Misato Mochizuki. (Sep. 2013 and Sep. 2014)
Selected as Finalist at "The 9th Thailand International Composers Competition". (July 2013)
Published the Work "COCOON" by fostermusic Inc. (Oct. 2012)
Received the Jury's prize at The 12th TIAA Japanese Composers Competition. (Sep. 2012)
Received the Incentive Prize at the "JASSO Excellent Student Grant 2011-2012". (2011)
Invited the Piece in "Festival 5 Giornate 2011" in Milan. (Mar. 2011)
Awarded the Prize Winner at "The 27th JSCM Composers Award". (Oct. 2010)
Received the 2nd Prize at "The 2nd Hiroshima Composition Competition". (July 2010)
Awarded the 1st Prize and Special Prize by the Mayor of Hirosaki at "The 8th Hirosaki Cherry-garden Composition Competition". (Apr. 2010)
Received the 2nd Prize at "The 7th Hirosaki Cherry-garden Composition Competition". (Apr. 2009)
Received the Excellence Prize at "The 43rd and 44th Shimpei Nakayama Music Prize" (Jan. 2007 and Jan. 2008)
Ensemble / Symphonic Band
In the circle... for Orchestra (2017, WIP) / 10'00" (3,3,3,3/4,3,3,1/timp.-3perc.-hp.-cel./16,14,12,10,8)
Kettenfaser für Kammerorchester von 12 Spieler (2014) / 7'00" (1,1,1,1/0,1,0,0/1perc.-1pf./1,1,1,1,1)
Light in Azumaya for Symphonic Band (2009) / 7'30" (3,1,5,1,5sax/4,3,4,1,1euph/7perc./0,0,0,0,1)
Point Counterpoint Counter for Saxophone Quartet (2017) / 4'40"
Scenes of Ithaca for Soprano and Ensemble (2017) / 8'00" (Fl, Cl, Vn, Va, Vc, Pf)
Voix de l'orgue for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2016) / 6'30"
Gimmick Bach 2 for Saxophone Quartet (2016) / 5'00" (score+parts)
7 Personas en centre-ville for Saxophone Quartet (2016) / 8'00" (minimum) Célesta for String Trio (2016) / 6'30"
5 Encores for Saxophone Quartet (2012-16/17) / 17'30" (2) (1,3,5)
Temps de chèvre for 5 musicians (2015) / 9'00" (Fl, Cl, Acc, Vc, Perc)
Ice and Charcoal for 2 Bass Clarinets (2015) / 2'00"
Defect for Zephyros (Trumpet in C with slide) and Guitar (2015) / 7'30"
Hyaku-jo for Clarinet Quartet (2013) / 4'30" (score+parts)
Horizontal Study for Clarinet Quartet (2013) / 4'50"
Arabesque with Dual Nature for Slide Whistle and String Quartet (2013) / 7'30"
Capriccio for Slide Whistle Duo (2013) / 50"
Shochikubai for Mandolin Quintet (2013) / 10'30" (2 Mln, Mla, Mlc, Gt) (1) (2) (3)
COCOON for Flute Quartet (2012) / 5'00"
Woven Seasons for Prepared Piano 4 Hands (or Piano 4 Hands) (2012) / 3'30"
Crescent Moon in the Azure Twilight for Alto Flute, Violin and Prepared Piano (2012) / 2'30" (extract)
Sullen Face for Flute, Violin and Piano (2012) / 7'30"
Pop-up fragments for Violin and Piano (2012/13) / 8'00" (extract)
Crossroads / Y Intersection for Piccolo and Violin (2012/16) / 8'00"
Kairos for Trombone and String Trio (2011/16-17) / 9'00" (old version)
10.5 Pieces for Violin and Viola (2011) / 7'00" (minimum)
cross stitch for Saxophone Sextet (2011) / 12'00" (1) (2)
Slide Whistle Trio for 3 Slide Whistles (2011) / 4'30"
Gimmick Bach for String Quartet (2010/11) / 9'00"
Universal Study for Clarinet Sextet (2010) / 4'40"
Logical Fallacy for Double Bass and Harp (2010) / 7'00"
INTER-KINESIS for Violin and Piano (2010) / 12'00"
Chara Sax for Saxophone Quartet (2009) / 6'20" (score) (parts)
Dogenzaka for Viola (2013/16) / 3'00"
alphaphonie pour voix soprano (2015) / 4'00"
...sur les couleurs de la vie - Hommage à Edith Piaf for Vibraphone (2014) / 7'30"
Accordion for Piano (2014) / 7'00"
Luminosity for Clarinet and Electronics (2013) / 7'30"
Dogenzaka for Cello (2013) / 3'00"
Psychedelic Study for Clarinet (2011) / 5'30"
Crime and Drumsticks (Tsumi to Bachi) for Snare Drum (2011) / 7'30"
perhpas vairation? for Baritone (2011) / 7'30"
Le premier amour for Mixed Chorus and Piano (2017) / 4'00" (Sop, Alto, Ten, Bass)
Music for "New Nonomi Folktails" (Ensemble Version) for Photographic slide, Reading and Ensemble (2012/13) / 18'00" (Fl, Cl, Vn, Vc, Perc, Pf)
Music for "New Nonomi Folktails" for Photographic slide, Reading and Chamber Orchestra (2012) / 18'00" (1,1,1,1/1,0,0,0/1perc.-1pf./1,1,1,1,1)
Opening Bell No.1 "2012 Winter" for Fixed Media (2012) / 31"
3rd and 4th movement (extract) from "Sheherazade" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for 12 Saxophones (and 5 Percussionists ad lib.) (2014) / 15'00"
Variation : "Mein junges Leben hat ein End" by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck for Clarinet Quartet (2013) / 6'00"
Shabondama (Soap Bubble) by Shimpei Nakayama for Violin and Piano (2013) / 3'00"
Czardas by Vittorio Monti for Flute, Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano (2012) / 4'00"
Pictures at an Exposition by Modest Mussorgsky for 7 musicians (2011) / 35'00" (Cl, 2 Sax, Bsn, Hr, M.Sop, Pf)
Extract from "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehar for Flute Orchestra (2010) / 20'00" (Picc, 8 Fl, A.Fl, B.Fl, Cb.Fl, 4 Perc)
Extract from 3rd Act of "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini for Flute Orchestra (2009) / 12'00" (Picc, 6 Fl, 2 A.Fl, 2 B.Fl, Cb.Fl)
"Bolero de Ravel" by Maurice Ravel for 7 musicians (2009) / 17'00" (Fl, 3 Cl, Sax, Pf, Perc)
** Christmas Cinema Paradise [Composition] [World Premiere]
Sun. 3rd December 2017, 14h00 - Daimon Hall, Chikufudo (Nagano, Japan)
Robert Planel / Burlesque
Gabriel Pierné / Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Point Counterpoint Counter for Saxophone Quartet (2017, WP)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / The Extract from "The Nutcracker"
Richard Rodgers / The Sound of Music
Claude-Michel Schönberg / Les Misérables
Franck Pourcel & Paul Mauriat / I will follow him
Toshiyuki Honda / A Taxing Woman
Yuji Ohno / Lupin the Third '80
Performance by Heita Yui (S.Sax.), Masafumi Uehara (A.Sax.), Sakiko Matsuzawa (T.Sax.) and Kato Ryo (Br.Sax.)
** Concert Musica Universalis « L’esprit libre de la créativité » [Composition]
Fri. 12th January 2018, 19h00 - Auditorium, Conservatoire Frédéric Choin du 15e à Paris (Paris)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Slide Whistle Trio (2011)
Mayu Hirano / New Piece
Salvatore Schiarrino / Let me die before I wake
John Psathas / One study one summary
Louis Andriessen / Workers Union
Performed by Ensemble Musica Universalis
Fri. 19th January 2018 - Lyon, France [Composition]
... Piece for Ensemble
Sat. 3rd Februaty 2018 - Alfortville, France [Composition] [World Premiere]
... Piece for Orchestra
** Concert de la création [Composition] [French Premiere]
Mon. 23rd January 2017, 19h00 - Salle Henri Tomasi, Conservatoire de Marseille (Marseille, France)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Voix de l'orgue (2016, French Premiere) ...etc.
Performance by Joël Versavaud (Sax.) and Qidi Sun (Pf.)
** 36th Saxophone Festival, 2nd day - Premium concert by A Member [Composition]
Sun. 5th February 2017, 15h00 - Small Hall, Parthenon Tama (Tama, Tokyo)
Toru Takemitsu / Distance for soprano saxophone and sho
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Voix de l'orgue for alto saxophone and piano (2016)
Guillaume Connesson / Techno-parade for 2 soprano saxophones and piano
Performance by Naomi Shirai, Hiroshi Hara (Sax.), Hanako Nakamura (Sho) and Yuko Hironaka (Pf.)
** Green Ray Saxophone Quartet Dolce Salon Concert [Composition]
Fri. 17th February 2017, 19h00 - Artist Salon "Dolce" (Tokyo)
Mari Miura / Fantastic Monet
Mari Miura / Picture book of tea time
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Green Ballade (2013)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Green Serenade (2013)
Antonio Vivaldi (arr. Yusuke Horie) / L'estro Armonico Op.3, No.6 (Violin Concerto)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Green Ragtime (2016) - Encore
Performance by Green Ray Saxophone Quartet (= Asumi Inomata, Chihiro Mita, Yuki Kawasaki and Aki Ikehara), Masato Kumoi (Sax.) and Mari Miura (Navigater)
** Music From Japan Festival 2017 - New Directions in Japanese Contemporary Music [Composition] [American Premiere]
Sun. 19th February 2017, 17h30 - Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House (New York)
Jo Kondo / Pergola for flute and piano (1994)
Shoichi Yabuta / Edge for string quartet (2011, American Premiere)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Crossroads / Y Intersection for Piccolo and Violin (2012/16, American Premiere)
Shohei Amimori / Love/271/10F for 2 flutes, viola and contrabass (2011, American Premiere)
Miya Masoaka / improvisation for 21 string koto, shakuhachi and electronics (2017)
Yuta Bandoh / Seesaw for violin, piano and spatially placed string trio (2016, World Premiere)
Yoshiaki Onishi / Envoi II for string trio (2016, World Premiere)
Performance by Elizabeth Brown (Picc.) and Eriko Sato (Vn.) / Wendy Stern (Fl.), Stephanie Griffin (Va.), Brian Ellingsen (Cb.), Momenta Quartet (St-quar.), Molly Morkoski (Pf.), Miya Masaoka (21 string koto), Akikazu Nakamura (Shakuhachi) and Brad Garton (Electronics)
** Student's concert of the seminar by Masanori Oishi [Composition]
Tue. 21st February 2017, 16h00 - Silver Mountain 2F, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music (Kawasaki, Japan)
Jacob TV / Jesus is coming
Philippe Geiss / PATCHWORK
Etsuro Masuda / The voices of sanctuary
Kaho Hirabayashi / Sarah was Ninety Years Old
Joji Yuasa / Calling Together
Etsuro Masuda / PAIN II
György Ligeti / Sechs Bagatellen
Masahiro Miwa / Matarisama
Toshihiro Itai / Peanuts
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Slide Whistle Trio
Sound Painting ...etc.
Performance by Hiroki Abiko, Tomoko Sakai, Haruna Tobita ...etc.
** PUZZLE-GARDE [Composition] [World Premiere]
Sun. 26th February 2017, 19h00 - George Enescu Philharmony, Studio Hall (Bucharest, Romania)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Dogenzaka (2016, WP)
Works by Paul Richards, Pablo Fedele, Dan Pinkston, Joseph Hasper, Guy Shaked, Owen Ho, Christopher M. Wicks, Drake Mabry, Juan Maria Solare, Akmal Parwez, George Kontogiorgos, Diana Cotoman, Naoki Kondo, Jean-Pierre Vial, Samuel Cho
Performance by Cornelia Petroiu (Va.)
Sun. 5th March 2017 - Japan [Composition] [World Premiere]
... A wedding ceremony (Unpublish)
Sun. 19th March 2017 - Japan [Composition]
... A wedding ceremony (Unpublish)
** The 38th International Composition Contest Valentino Bucchi Prize, Final Concert [Composition] [World Premiere]
Thu. 18th May 2017 - Sala Casella (Rome, Italy)
Tetsuya Yamamoto (b.1989) / Scenes of Ithaca (2017, WP)
Annachiara Gedda (b.1986) / Ich Rinne, Ich Bin (2017, WP)
Gabriele Cosmi (b.1988) / So ancora che Visse (2017, WP)
Andrea Noce (b.1985) / E allora noi vili... (2017, WP)
Gianni Bozzola (b.1981) / Nero (2017, WP)
Performed by Imago Sonora Ensemble, Damiana Mizzi (Sop.), Chiara Osella (M.Sop.) and Andrea Ceraso (Cond.)
** GRAND MATSURI 2017 [Shō]
Sun. 18th June 2017, 14h00, 16h00 (11h30 Open) - Passage des Panoramas (Paris)
Matsuri-Bayashi & Kamishibai
Danse de KABUKI
Peinture japonaise en live & Musique experimentaile & Danse
Ikebana & Koto
Duo Voix de soprano et piano
Danse AWA & Taiko
Tango Argentin en Kimono d'été
Cérémonie Commémorative Bouddhiste
Hommage musical par le Trompettiste Itaru OKI
** Concert introducing the Japanese comtemporary music No.3 [Composition] [French Premiere]
Wed. 5th July 2017, 18h30 - Petite Salle, Maison de la culture du Japon (Paris)
Yutaka Takahashi / Sextet Garuda
Akira Nishimura / Sonata for Opal Light
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Slide Whistle Trio (2011, FP)
Ryo Dainobu / Sui-Getsu ka (2017, WP)
Performed by Ensemble Musica Universalis and Kanako Abe (Cond.)
** Prize winner's concert of International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition [Composition] [Czech Premiere]
Mon. 31st July 2017, 19h30 - Prague Conservatory Concert Hall (Prague)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Voix de l'orgue (2016, CP)
Robert Christoph Bauer / Distorting Mirror
Ching-Shan Chang / In history... In memory...
Hanon Rossi / Breve Sensório
Orestis Papaioannou / Apophonesis
Saverio Santoni / In volo sopra il fiume
Performed by Štěpánka Šediváková (A.Sax.), Ludmila Jurankova (Pf.), Marie Mátlová (Vn.), Praga Sinfonietta Orchestra, Jakub Zicha (Cond.)
** The 10th Nagano Monzen-machi Music Festival [Composition] [World Premiere]
Fri. 11th August 2017, 11h30-12h00 (10:00 Open) - Hotel Kokusai 21, Room Chitose (Nagano)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Le premier amour (2017, WP) ...etc.
Performance by Soyokaze Choir, Yoko Kitazawa (Cond.)
** Welcome CoPeCo [Composition] [World Premiere]
Wed. 27th September 2017, 20h00 - Salle Varèse, CNSMD Lyon (Lyon, France)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Dogenzaka (2013, WP) ...etc.
Performance by Teemu Mastovaara (Vc.)
** Sawayaka Chorus Concert, The 12th Regular Concert [Composition]
Mon. 30th October 2017, 13h00 - Main Hall, Nagano City Arts Center (Nagano)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Le premier amour (2017) ...etc.
Performance by Soyokaze Choir and Yoko Kitazawa (Cond.)