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Hiroya Miura

Date of birth13 December 1975
OccupationComposer, Teacher

Hiroya Miura (b.1975), a native of Sendai, Japan, has been active as a composer and performer in North America. Acclaimed by Allan Kozinn of the New York Times as "acidic and tactile," his compositional output typically mirrors his multiple musical roles, and creates "the charm resulting from continuous changes of balance." Miura has composed works for Speculum Musicae, New York New Music Ensemble, American Composers Orchestra, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and members of Reigakusha (gagaku ensemble based in Tokyo), which were performed in venues such as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater, Annenberg Center, and Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery, Centro Cultural MOCA (Buenos Aires), Sogakudo Hall (Tokyo), and Sendai Mediatheque. He is also a founding member of the electronic improvisation unit, NoOneReceiving, and their debut album from the Grain of Sound has won critical acclaim in Italy, Portugal, and the United States.

He has studied piano with Claude Labelle at l'Ecole de Musique Vincent d'Indy, composition with John Rea and Alcides Lanza at McGill University. Later he pursued his graduate degrees in composition at Columbia University under the tutelage of Fred Lerdahl, Jonathan Kramer, and Tristan Murail. While he was a teaching fellow at Columbia, he was nominated as a finalist for the Presidential Teaching Award for his teaching in composition and music theory classes. He has received awards and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Rohm Foundation, and the American Composers Forum.

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