Yukiko Nishimura

Yukiko N.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a music composer and pianist. I have a strong knowledge of music theory. If anyone is interested in the structure of music or analyzes the piece that you are learning I can also teach you along with the piano lessons.

About Yukiko N.

I am a Composer and Pianist based in LA, was born in Japan. I graduated from Tokyo National University of Arts in 1990. In 1991, I began private study with Dr. Alfred Reed at the University of Miami and in 1993, continued her studies with Dr. Richard Danielpour at Manhattan School of Music. Among my honors, are the nomination for the 8th Hollywood Music in Media Awards, the special mention at the 15th and 26th International Competition for Original Composition for band in Corciano, Italy and the 6th Aoyama Award. Since 1996, I have given concerts consisting entirely of my own music in Japan. I gave a solo piano recital at New York Public Library, Donnell Library Center in 2003. In 2005, the 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. The music for the silent film “The Water Magician” directed by Kenji Mizoguchi in 1933 was premiered in 2007. In 2010, a theatrical work “Fantasy of Kenji” based on the stories by Kenji Miyazawa was premiered. In 2014, she collaborated with Noh play, which is Japanese traditional theater work, as a composer and a pianist.
In 2017, her piano work was performed by America’s famous pianist Sara Davis Buechner at Carnegie Hall’s Weille Recital Hall. The work got some good reviews on the New York Times, New York Concert Reviews, and more. My recent works were nominated in the category of Contemporary Classical for the 8th, 9th & 10th Hollywood Music in Media Award.
I have received numerous commissions and has composed for piano, marimba, percussion, chamber music, band music, music for string instruments and orchestra. She has also been active as a pianist and an arranger. I have studied composition with Atsutada Otaka, Dr. Alfred Reed, Dr. Richard Danielpour, and Giampaolo Bracali. I studied piano with Ivan Davis and Dr. Sara Davis Buechner.


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Nov 2019

The 10th Hollywood Music and Media Awards

Nov 2018

The 9th Hollywood Music and Media Awards

Nov 2017

The 8th Hollywood Music and Media Awards

Special Mention
Jul 2005

The 26th International Composition Conpetition for band in Corciano, Italy

Music Award
Mar 1996

The 6th Aoyama Music Award

Special Mention
Jul 1994

The 15th International Composition Conpetition for band in Corciano, Italy

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