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Tetsuo Kubo

Music & Composing

Tetsuo Kubo is a graduate of the Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, and subsequently from the Department of Composition of the university and most recently from the same department of the Graduate School of Music. He won second place in the composition category of the 85th Music Competition of Japan, as well as the Iwatani Prize (listener’s prize), in 2016. In 2017, he was selected for the 34th JSCM Award for Composers winning the Listener’s Award, while also taking 1st place and winning both the Miyoshi and Meiji Yasuda prizes in the 86th Music Competition of Japan.
His works have been performed by numerous groups and individuals, including the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra, and he has also composed numerous commissioned works. His recent works focus on such themes as senses of touch, taste, and color in music.

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