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Wataru Mukai

Music & Composing

Wataru Mukai is a composer and pianist who has received numerous prestigious international awards, including Ataka Music Prize, Acanthus Music Prize, the finalist of the 27th Akutagawa Prize, the Iwatani Prize, the 2nd Prize at the 86th Music Competition of Japan, as well as the President of Germany Prize (Preis des Bundespräsidenten, also known as Zweiter Preis) at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition.

In addition to these accolades, he received his Bachelor’s degree as the top student from Tokyo University of the Arts, and was enrolled in the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts with the perfect score in the entrance exams as well as top honours. Wataru is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree in Composition, under the guidance of Prof. Sidney Corbett in Mannheim.

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