Hikari Kiyama

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - 3:05 am

hikari kiyama

Hikari Kiyama 木山光, born 1983 in Okayama, is a Japanese contemporary music composer. He has studied at the Tokyo College of Music, the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague and the Conservatory of Bergen. His teachers include Minoru Miki, Louis Andriessen, Daniel Capelletti, Carlo Forlivesi and Claude Ledoux. Kiyama has been awarded by the Associazione Musici Moianesi, the Intenrational Ensemblia Composition Competition in Mönchengladbach in 2009, the 2007 International Young Composers Meeting and was awarded the Prix de la ville de Boulogne-Billancourt. He has three times been nominated for the Gaudeamus prize: in 2006, 2007 and 2008 was a finalist in The Fifth International Jurgenson Competition for Young Composers in Moscow. His music has been played at major European festivals by ensembles such as Ictus among others.