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Fumio Tamura

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Fumio Tamura

Biography

Fumio Tamura (b. 1968, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese Composer.

Tamura joined the band in Saitama Prefectual Kawagoe High School. He earned an M.A. degree in composition at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music with Jo Kondo, and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, with Robert Saxton where he was granted a fellowship under the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists from 1995 to 1997.

His pieces have been performed at several music festivals such as Spitalfields Music Festival, Asian Music festival, All Japan Band Festival, Bologna Angerica festival, Tokyo-no-Natsu Music Festival in which his piece was specially performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, ACL Asian Composers League, Seoul, and ISCM Hong Kong.

Mr. Tamura has won prizes including The Valentio Bucchi International Composition Competition Prize in Rome, The JACA Award for Theater Arts, The National Theatre Award, and Honorable commendation on Genesis Prize for Opera 2002.

He is a member of The Japan Federation for Composers, Tempus Novum, The Japan Electronic Music Society, Ensemble Contemporary α, and Pro Musica Nipponia, as a composer and a director.


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