Akiko Yamane

composer, born in Osaka in 1982. Studied composition at Kyoto City University of Arts. Influenced by materials, space, pop cultures, subcultures, games, and digital expression, Yamane transforms them into sounds with physical reality. Yamane is currently working on themes such as consumer society, pop, oppression, and kawaii. Yamane’s expressional core is “pop toxicity” which is one of the symbols of Japanese society in the 80s and 90s, and has been created by mass production, mass consumption, peer pressure and human desire. Yamane is also working on curating and creating places where people can listen deeply and share their own individual, small senses that are unique to each of us.


Selected Activities - 2020 Suntory Hall Summer Festival, Tokyo - 2018 Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw Philharmonic Poland - 2018 Tokyo Gen’On Project, Tokyo - 2016 ARS MUSICA, Liege Belgium - 2015 the 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition selected as the required repertoires of the second stage - 2013 Mori Art Museum, Tokyo - 2012 Music from Japan, Fukushima, NYC and Washington, D.C. - 2011 Solo Exhibition and Installation, Kyoto Art Center - 2010 NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Opera City - 2009 Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka, Izumi Hall - 2008 Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Suntory Hall Tokyo - 2006 Royaumont Voix Nouvelles, France


Yuri Umemoto

Composer born in Tokyo in 2002, debuted in 2018. He has worked with prominent performers of contemporary music in Japan and abroad, creating works that connect Western music and Japanese subcultures. His collaborative works include the orchestral piece “Oo./x” with composer Akiko Yamane, a collaboration with graphic artist Lee Kan kyo, and a new piece developed in collaboration with Yamaha Corporation. He has been Born Creative Festival (2019, Tokyo Metropolitan Theater), BBC Proms Young Composer (2020), Spring Festival in Tokyo (2022), Among others performed at many festivals and events. he held his first solo exhibition in Tokyo. He graduated from Tokyo College of Music High School and is currently a student at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music (composition).


Selected Activities - 2019 Born Creative Festival (2019, Tokyo Metropolitan Theater) - 2020 BBC Proms Young Composer - 2021 Tokyo Music Evening Yube (Toshima City) - 2021 Sendai Classic Festival - 2022 Solo exhibition 'Phone Music' feat, Lee Kankyo(METEOR) - 2022 Spring Festival in Tokyo


Tatsuki Narita

violinist, born in 1992. Narita has performed with many orchestras and conductors, including Petr Altrichter, Augustin Dumay, and Pietari Inkinen. Narita collaborates frequently with contemporary composers, he has worked with Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and many composers. In November 2017, Narita gave the world premiere of Toshi Ichiyanagi’s composition ‘Double Concerto for Violin and Cello and Orchestra’. Narita plays the 1711 ‘Tartini’ from the golden age of Stradivarius.


Awards - 2010 2nd Prize in the Concours International Marguerite-Long-Jacques-Thibaud - 2012 2nd Prize in the Concours Reine Elisabeth en Belgique, and in 2013 he was awarded 2nd Prize in the Sendai International Music Competition