Yuka Takechi’s works are highly acclaimed especially on account of their refined and sonorous colour palette. Takechi is one of the leading Japanese composers of her generation and her works have been premiered by such organisations as the International Zagreb Music Biennale, Tanglewood Music Festival, Boston Symphony Orchestra, the National Theatre in Tokyo and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Takechi has been awarded numerous prestigious awards in Japan including the first Suntory Music Prize/Keizo Saji Prize (Loin bien loin for orchestra premiered by Maestro Kazushi Ono, 2002), the Kanagawa Cultural Prize (Eaux Lumieres Temps for orchestra, 2009), a finalist of the NHK Symphony Orchestra’s Otaka Prize (2010), and the Japan Contemporary Art Encouragement Prize (an epic work Saigyo Mandala for Gagaku and Shomyo commissioned by the International Kanagawa Arts Festival directed by Toshi Ichiyanagi, 2008). She was awarded the ARAM in 2019.
From 2012 to 2014 Takechi taught composition at Wakayama University (Research Associate Professor), Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Tokyo University of Arts. She was an invited composer at Columbia University in 2013. Her recent works include Han for Kabuki Percussion and Cello (commissioned by Kaho Tosya 2022), Bach Homaggio (commissioned by the Saitama Arts Theatre, premiered by Naoya Otsuka, Bach Collegium Japan, 2022).
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