Kiyama, Hikari

Born in 1983 in Okayama (Japan), he studied at the Tokyo College of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Mons, Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, and the Conservatoire of Bergen. His teachers have included Minoru Miki, Louis Andriessen, Daniel Capelletti, Carlo Forlivesi, and Claude Ledoux. He continued his studies at the postgraduate course with Wim Henderickx and Luca van Hove at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp. 

He has been awarded by the Associazione Musici Moianesi, Ensemblia International Composition Competition in Mönchengladbach (2009), and the Prix de la Ville de Boulogne-Billancourt. He has been nominated three times for the Gaudeamus Prize (2006, 2007, 2008) and was a nalist of the 5th International Competition for Young Composers in Moscow, as well as the Manhattan Beach Music 3rd International Woodwind Orchestra Competition, organised within the International Frank Ticheli Composition Contest (2013). His music has been played at major European festivals by ensembles such as Ictus and Champ d’Action. 

Selected works: Kabuki for ensemble (2009), Solo no. 1 for piano (2012), Solo no. 2 for vibraphone (2013), Solo no. 3 for violin (2014), Death Metal Rock with Head Bang for ensemble (2014), Solo no. 4 for cello (2015), Solo no. 5 for guitar (2016), Duo no. 1–2 for percussion and piano (2016), Woodwind Trio (2017), String Quartet (2017), 阿寒に果つ (Akan ni hatsu) A Tribute to Jun'ichi Watanabe for violin and piano (2018).