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), with Philippe Hurel and Martin Matalon at the National Conservatory of Lyon (CNSMDL) and obtained the diploma of Master in 2019.
Yamamoto has received several awards: Composition prize André Chevillon - Yvonne Bonnaud at the 14th International Piano Competition of Orléans (2020), 1st prize at the 13th International Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero" (2020), 3rd Prize at the 1st International Composers Competition "New Music Generation 2019", 2nd prize at the 14th/16th Chengdu-China "Sun River Prize" Students' New Music Composition Competition (2018/20), Prize winner at the "Île de créations 2018" composition competition by the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, 2nd Prize at the 4th International Edison Denisov Young Composers Competition (2016), 1st Prize and Special Prize at the 6th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition (2015), Prize Winner at "The 27th JSCM Composers Award" (2010), and so on.
He has participated in Barcelona Modern International Composition Course 6th Edition where he studied with Alberto Posadas (2020), IRCAM Mani-feste Academy (2017), World Saxophone Congress "SAXOPEN" (2015), Takefu International Composition Workshop (2013/14) where he studied with Francesco Filidei and Misato Mochizuki. And also his works has been performed in several festivals: Festival Music From Japan in New York (2017), Japan Saxophone Festival (2017), Basklarinet Festijn in Utrecht (2016), Ryogoku Art Festival in Tokyo (2015), Bowling Green New Music Festival in Ohio (2014), Asian Composers League Festival & Confarence in Singapore (2013), Thailand International Composers Festival (2013), Suntory Summer Festival in Tokyo (2012) and Festival 5 Giornate in Milan (2011). He was featured in the program of Radio France "Création mondiale" with his orchestral piece "In the circle..." in 2018.
He is a member of the "Association Franco-Japonaise de la Musique Contemporaine".
Competition, Award, Call for Scores
Prix Vedrarias Musique 2020, Finalist - Verrières-le-Buisson, France (Final concert will be held in December 2021)
Musica Prospettiva "shortones" call for composers, 1st prize - Italy (July 2021)
16th / 14th "Sun River Prize" Students' New Music Composition Competition, 2nd Prize - Chengdu, China (Dec. 2020 / Dec. 2018)
13th International Composition Competition "Francisco Escudero", 1st Prize - Hernani, Spain (Oct. 2020)
14th International Piano Competition of Orléans, Composition Prize André Chevillon - Yvonne Bonnaud - France (Oct. 2020)
PROJECT 21st MaCS 2020 Call for Scores Composition for Flute, Honorable Mention - in Hong Kong (July 2020)
3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers, Honorable Mention - Krakow, Poland (Mar. 2020)
1st International Composers Competition "New Music Generation 2019", 3rd Prize - Nur-Sultan (Dec. 2019)
40th / 38th International Composition Contest "Valentino Bucchi Prize", Finalist - Rome (Dec. 2019 / May 2017)
Obtention a scholarship from the Nomura Foundation (Apr. 2018)
"Île de créations 2018", composition competition by the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, Prize Winner (Feb. 2018)
Call for Scores for Vox Novum Composer's Voice PUZZLE-GARDE, Selected - Bucarest (Feb. 2017)
4th International Edison Denisov Young Composers Competition, 2nd Prize - Tomsk, Russia (Sep. 2016)
Call for Scores for Bass Clarinet Miniatures 2016, Selected - Utrecht, Netherlands (Jan. 2016)
6th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition, 1st Prize and Special Prize (The best variation/fuga among Senior participants) - Prague (Aug. 2015)
Call for Scores for the 35th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, Selected - Ohio, USA (Oct. 2014)
7th JFC Composers Award, Honorable Mention - Tokyo (Dec. 2013)
31st ACL Festival & Conference in Singapore Young Composers Competition, Representation from Japan (Sep. 2013)
9th Thailand International Composers Competition, Finalist - Bangkok (July 2013)
12th TIAA Japanese Composers Competition, Jury's Prize - Tokyo (Sep. 2012)
JASSO Excellent Student Grant 2011-2012, Incentive Prize - Japan (Dec. 2011)
27th JSCM Composers Award, Prize Winner - Tokyo (Oct. 2010)
2nd Hiroshima Composition Competition, 2nd Prize - Japan (July 2010)
8th Hirosaki Cherry-garden Composition Competition, 1st Prize and Special Prize by the Mayor of Hirosaki - Japan (Apr. 2010)
44th / 43rd Shimpei Nakayama Music Prize, Excellence Prize - Nakano, Nagano, Japan (Jan. 2008 / Jan. 2007)
Motocontrario Ensemble International Composition Masterclass 2021 with Stefano Gervasoni - Trento, Italy (Sep. 2021)
Barcelona Modern International Composition Course 6th Edition, Active participants, studied with Alberto Posadas - Barcelona, Spain (Jan. - June 2020)
Archipel Ose! Academy 2020, selected as an Active participants - Lyon, France / Geneva, Switzerland (Apr. 2020, cancelled because of Covid-19)
IRCAM Mani-feste Academy 2017, Auditor - Paris (June - July 2017)
14th Takefu International Composition Workshop, Scholarship participant, studied with Misato Mochizuki - Takefu, Fukui, Japan (Sep. 2014)
2nd / 1st Seminar of the conducting by the Association Franco-Japonaise Musique Contemporaine, Student, studied with Kanako Abe and Masakazu Natsuda (May 2014 / Apr. 2013)
13th Takefu International Composition Workshop, Participants, studied with Francesco Filidei (Sep. 2013)
Festival (Participation / Performance of work)
Music from Japan Festival 2017 - New York, USA (Feb. 2017)
Japan Saxophone Festival 2017 - Tama, Tokyo (Feb. 2017)
Basklarinet Festijn 2016 - Utrecht, Netherlands (Jan. 2016)
1st Ryogoku Art Festival - Tokyo (Aug. 2015)
17th World Saxophone Congress "SAXOPEN", Participants - Strasbourg, France (July 2015)
35th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival - Ohio, USA (Oct. 2014)
Suntory Summer Festival 2012 - Tokyo (Aug. 2012)
Festival 5 Giornate 2011 - Milan, Italy (Mar. 2011)
Orchestra / Ensemble / Symphonic Band
Hoquet de croissant for 16 Flutists (2020) / 7'30" (2 Picc, 6 Fl, 4 Alto, 3 Bs, Cb)
Sept miniatures et postlude à février for Orchestra (2020) / 8'30" (2,2,2,2/4,2,3,1/3perc.-hp./10,8,6,6,4)
Barcarolle of Spoon River for Soprano and Ensemble (2019) / 7'00" (A.Fl, Cl, Vn, Va, Vc, Pf)
Celebration Overture on a Korean Folk Song "Doraji" for Symphonic Band (2015/18) / 6'30" (2,1*,2+Bs*,1*,3sax/2,2,2,1,1euph/timp.-2perc.-hp*/0,0,0,0,1*)
In the circle... for Orchestra (2017) / 10'00" (3,3,3,3/4,3,3,1/timp.-3perc.-hp.-cel./16,14,12,10,8) (7'24")
Scenes of Ithaca for Soprano and Ensemble (2017) / 8'00" (Fl, Cl, Vn, Va, Vc, Pf)
Temps de chèvre for 5 musicians (2015) / 9'00" (Fl, Cl, Acc, Vc, Perc)
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)
Voix de l'orgue 2 for Accordion Quartet (2020) / 8'30"
Un autre Saint-Germain for Cello and Piano (2020) / 2'00"
Appels de la forêt, ou après d'une aria... for Harpsichord and Baroque Violin (2019) / 2'30"
Canut for Piano Trio (2018) / 5'30"
Vox humana for Hichiriki and Sho (2018) / 11'30"
Galop for Violin and Piano (2018) / 3'00"
Bacronymist for Gemini (and its satellite) for Trumpet, Baritone and Piano (with Performer) (2018) / 1'00"
Étude d'alterné for 2 Clarinets and Piano (2018) / 4'50"
Point Counterpoint Counter for Saxophone Quartet (2017) / 5'00"
5 Encores for Saxophone Quartet (2012-16/17) / 17'30" (1) (2) (1,2,3,5)
Voix de l'orgue for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2016) / 7'30"
Gimmick Bach 2 for Saxophone Quartet (2016) / 5'00"
7 Personnages en centre-ville for Saxophone Quartet (2016) / 8'00" (minimum) Célesta for String Trio (2016) / 6'30"
SPEAR for Flute Quintet (2015) / 4'40" (Picc, 3 Fl, A.Fl)
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"
Horizontal Study for Clarinet Quartet (2013) / 4'50"
Arabesque avec la dualité 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)
COCOON for Flute Quartet (2012) / 4'50"
Crescent Moon in the Azure Twilight for Alto Flute, Violin and Prepared Piano (2012) / 2'30"
Sullen Face for Flute, Violin and Piano (2012) / 7'30"
Pop-up fragments for Violin and Piano (2012/13) / 8'00"
Kairos for Trombone and String Trio (2011/16-18) / 12'00"
10.5 Pieces for Violin and Viola (2011) / 7'00" (minimum)
cross stitch for Saxophone Sextet (2011) / 12'00"
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"
Charasax for Saxophone Quartet (2009) / 6'20"
Métier à tisser sur la colline for Harpsichord (2021) / 6'30"
Poème de Cité for Clavietta (or Melodica) (2020) / 25"
Couleurs suspendues for Piano (2020) / 8'30"
Pittoresque au crépuscule for Alto Saxophone and Drone (2020) / 6'30"
Cadence pour concerto pour basson K.191 de Mozart for Bassoon (2020) / 2'00"
Paysage de givre for Piano (2020) / 6'30"
Cascade - Stèle - Nocturne for Alto Flute (2019-20) / 16'00"
Dogenzaka for Viola (2013/16) / 3'00"
...sur les couleurs de la vie - Hommage à Edith Piaf for Vibraphone (2014) / 7'00"
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 printemps endormi Version for Voice and Piano (2019) / 6'00"
Le printemps endormi for Mixed Chorus and Piano (2019) / 6'00" (Sop, Alto, Ten, Bass)
Déstinations des nuages for Mixed Chorus and Piano (2019) / 2'30" (Sop, Alto, Ten, Bass)
Nostalgie for Mixed Chorus and Piano (2019) / 3'30" (Sop, Alto, Ten, Bass)
Le premier amour Version for Vocal and Piano (2017) / 3'30"
Le premier amour Version for Female Chorus and Piano (2017) / 3'30" (Sop, M-Sop, Alto)
Le premier amour for Mixed Chorus and Piano (2017) / 3'30" (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) / 32"
Hide and seek of the seasons - Medley of the four seasons in Japan for Soprano and Piano (2020) / 5'00"
Violin Concerto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (2019) / 36'00"
3rd and 4th movement (extract) from "Sheherazade" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for 12 Saxophones (and 5 Percussionists ad lib.) (2014) / 15'00"
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)
Le concert du soir - "Sporting Club" avec l'Orchestre national d’Île-de-France et Julien Masmondet
(2 November 2018, 1 h 58 min.)
** Music programming: (1st half)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / In the circle...
Claude Debussy / Jeux, poème dansé
Arthur Honegger / Rugby, mouvement symphonique n°2
Iannis Xenakis / Rebonds B pour percussion solo
Andy Akiho / Ricochet, concerto pour ping-pong, violon, percussions et orchestre
Création mondiale : l'intégrale - "In the Circle" pour orchestre de Tetsuya Yamamoto (Diffusion intégrale et portrait du compositeur)
(12 May 2018, 30 min.)
** Music programming:
Temps de chèvre for flute, clarinet, accordion, percussion and cello (2015, extract)
Arabesque avec la dualité for slide whistle and string quartet (2013, extract)
In the circle... for orchestra (2017)
Iannis Xenakis / Rebonds B for percussion (extract)
Scenes of Ithaca for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano (2017, extract)
Crescent Moon in Azure Twilight for alto flute, violin and prepared piano (2012, extract)
Arabesque avec la dualité (reprise, extract)
2nd movement from Gimmick Bach for string quartet (2010/11, extract)
Création mondiale - "In the circle..." pour orchestre de Tetsuya Yamamoto
(7-11 May 2018, 5 min. each)
** Music programming: In the circle... for orchestra (2017)
Le concert du soir - Salvatore Sciarrino ("Oeuvres des années 1970 et 1980")
(4 April 2018, 1 h 58 min.)
** Music programming: (2nd half)
Camille Pépin / Vajrayana for orchestra (extract)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Sullen Face for flute, violin and piano (2012)
Iannis Xenakis / Rebonds B for percussion
Claude Debussy / Jeux - poème dansé for orchestra (extract)
YouTube / SoundCloud
Playlist - Contemporary
Playlist - Tonal Music
** Soyokaze Mixed Choir Concert [Composition] [World Premiere]
Thu. 16 September 2021, 13h30 - Recital Hall, Nagano City Arts Center (Nagano, Japan)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Le printemps endormi for Mixed Choir and Piano (2020/WP)
Text: Tatsuyuki Takano / Hometown, The Small Stream in the Spring, Moonlit night, Autumn leaves, etc.
British Folk Song / Annie Laurie, Greensleeves, Londonderry Air
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Extract of Adagio and Rondo KV 617
Performance: Soyokaze Mixed Choir and Yoko Kitazawa (Cond.)
** Concert de clavecin [Composition] [World Premiere]
December 2021 - Espace Bertin Poirée (Paris)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Le printemps endormi for mixed chorus and piano (2020/WP)
Works of Jacques Duphly
Performance by Iori Hayashi (Hpsc.)
** Final Conert of the 10th Prix Vedrarias Musique edition 2020 [Composition] [World Premiere]
Sun. 12 December 2021, 16h00 - Le Colombier, Espace Bernard Mantienne (Verrières-le-Buisson, France)
Bernard Magny / L'Arbre-Mondes
Shahriar Sharifpour / Il n'y a rien à voir
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Hoquet de croissant (2020/WP)
Performance by RESONANCES XXI
17 December 2021
New work will be performed.
** Just Composed 2022 Spring in Yokohama - Ondes Martenot "Poem of the Soul" [Composition] [World Premiere]
Sat. 26 February 2022 - Kanagawa Kenmin Hall (Yokohama)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / New Work (2021/WP) ...etc.
Performance by Motoko Oya (OM), Mari Adachi (Va.) and Nozomi Matsumoto (Pf.)
Spring 2022 - Tokyo
New work for Piano will be performed.
New work for Egg Shaker (2019-)
New work for Chorus and Piano (2020-)
New work for Saxophone Ensemble (2020-)
New work for Period Instruments and Japanese Traditional Instruments (2020-)
New work for Trombone and Piano (2021)
New work for 2 Saxophones (2022)
** Heita Yui Saxophone Recital [Composition] [Concert Premiere]
Fri. 22 January 2021, 19h00 - Recital Hall, Nagano City Arts Center (Nagano)
Jules Demersseman / Fantaisie
Darius Milhaud / Scaramouche Op.165c
Alexander Glazunov / Saxophone Concerto
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Pittoresque au crépuscule (2020/Concert Premiere)
Philip Sparke / Pantomime
Roberto Molinelli / Four Pictures from New York
Performance by Heita Yui (Sax.) and Chiaki Ohshima (Pf.)
Ticket: General ¥2,500 (Door: ¥3,000) / Student ¥1,000 (Door: ¥1,500)
** Experiment of piano music to be inherited for the future [Composition] [World Premiere]
Sat. 23 January 2021, 16h00 - Ryogoku Monten Hall (Tokyo)
Hiroyuki Yamamoto / 相対性カノン
Motoharu Kawashima / Vibra-pfone
Taizo Hida / of rain
Sachiyo Tsurumi / すもうハノン第二集
Masanobu Shinoda / ATONALUMORI for Piano and 3 players
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Couleurs suspendues
Yohan Kim / a embodied “piano” for 1 piano and 3 voices
Performance by Shizuka Kuretani, Masanobu Shinoda and Satoko Inoue (Pf.)
Ticket (10 places only, video streaming is scheduled): General ¥3,000 / Student ¥2,500
** Concert - Mozart, Tomasi, Grieg [Conducting]
Fri. 28 May 2021, 18h00 - Auditorium, Conservatoire de Lille (Lille, France)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Overture of The Marriage of Figaro
Henri Tomasi / Divertimento Corsica
Edvard Grieg / Peer Gynt Suite No.1 & No.2 (Extract)
Performance by students of the conducting class and applicated orchestra for the orchestral conducting class, composed by professional musicians and students
Sat. 24 & Sun. 25 July 2021, 16h00 & 17h00 - Square Toussaint Louverture (ex-square des Amandiers) (Paris)
Mauricio Kagel / Bestiarium
Frédéric Pattar / Flèches
Tetsuya Yamamoto / Slide Whistle Trio
Performance by L'Instant Donné (S.W.)
** Tokyo Juventus Philharmonic 21st Concert [Composition] [Japanese Premiere]
Sun. 25 July 2021, 14h00 - Tiara Koto (Tokyo)
Tetsuya Yamamoto / In the circle... (2017/JP)
Béla Bartók / Concerto for Orchestra
Jean Sibelius / Symphony No.5 in E-flat Major
Performance by Tokyo Juventus Philharmonic and Kenshiro Sakairi (Cond.)