Kenji Sakai

Kenji Sakai (born 1977 in Osaka) is a Japanese composer. He studied in Japan before moving to Europe, where he continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and at IRCAM. He rapidly developed his career on an international scale, with creations premiered by the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. Kenji Sakai has been invited to many international festivals, and received numerous prizes, including the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2009, the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne Award in 2011 and the Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prix in 2012.
Kenji Sakai - Miragique (CD)
Sub Rosa
This second project released on Sub Rosa by the Japanese artist Kaoru Tashiro, manages to create a subtle dialogue between four composers, and four musical pieces, mixing a delicate blend of Japanese and European sensibilities. Those different approaches convergence thanks to the highly recognisable sensibility of Kaoru Tashiro's way to play.

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