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Satoshi Kanazawa 

Satoshi Kanazawa is a New York City-based composer of classical and contemporary music. Graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, he received many awards and grants such as the Queens Arts Fund, Shelley Pinz Professional Development Grant, NYFA Artists’ Fellowship with the additional title of Gregory Millard Fellow as well as Grand Prize in Lin Yao Ji International Competition, Yoshinao Nakada Prize in The 25th Sougakudo Japanese Art Song Competition, Grand Prize with Hirosaki City Mayor Award in Hirosaki Sakurano Sono Competition with the title of Hirosaki City Mayor Award and Hifumi Shimoyama Award, The 6th JFC Composers Award, and Japan Trombone Association Memorial Piece Award. He released his first debut CD, entitled "Flowing Blue" in 2009 to showcase his unique style of music. Besides his premieres of original works and numerous arrangement pieces in Japan, his award-winning piece called “Rhapsody for Trombone and Piano” was premiered in the U.S. by Charles Vernon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He was also invited to hold his lecture and concert of his works hosted by Université Laval in Canada. Notably, his commissioned piece for Japanese bamboo flute and cello entitled “TSUGARU” premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2019. His current concept of composition is “Locality in society”. His compositions are inspired by local cultures, myths, or current social events and he seeks if locality is necessary in our modern world and how locality affects our society. 

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