Yukiko Nishimura


Yukiko Nishimura, Composer/Pianist, was born in Japan in 1967. Yukiko Nishimura graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1990. In 1991, she began private study with Dr. Alfred Reed at the University of Miami School of Music and in 1993 she continued her studies with Dr. Richard Danielpour at Manhattan School of Music. Among her honors, are the special mention at the 15th and 26th International Competition for Original Composition for band in Corciano, Italy, the 6th Aoyama Award, and the second prize at the concerto competition at University of Miami as a pianist. Since 1996, she has given concerts consisting entirely of her own music in Japan. In 2003, she gave a solo piano recital at New York Public Library, Donnell Library Center. In 2005, her commissioned work for the first silent film in the United States “Edison’s 1910 Frankenstein” for string quartet was premiered in Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania by Covington String Quartet of Washington D.C. In 2007, Nishimura’s newest commissioned work for the Japanese silent film, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, “Water Magician (1933)” for cello and string bass was premiered at Kyoto Cinema in Kyoto, Japan. Yukiko Nishimura has received numerous commissions and has composed for piano, solo marimba and marimba with other instruments (including English horn, saxophone, and trumpet), chamber music, and music for string instruments and orchestra. She has also been active as a pianist and an arranger. She has studied composition with Teruyuki Noda, Atsutada Otaka, Yuzuru Shimaoka, Dr. Alfred Reed, Dr. Richard Danielpour, and Giampaolo Bracali. She studied piano with Ivan Davis and Dr. Sara Davis Buechner. Her compositions are published from Edward B. Marks (New York), Southern Music Company(Texas), and Music Eight (Tokyo).



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