Hiroaki Kataoka

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Hiroaki Kataoka


Hiroaki Kataoka (片岡 寛晶, b. 1983, Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese composer and percussionist.

Hiroaki Kataoka graduated from Tokyo College of Music majoring in percussion. He studied composition with Katsuhiro Tsubonou and Yutaka Fujiwara, and percussion with Atsushi Sugawara, Mariko Okada and Keiko Abe.

He plays professionally and also joins with many concerts and recitals performing his own works. When not teaching and giving clinics to orchestras and bands, he composes and arranges.

Kataoka was invited to Tongyeong International Music Festival and was able to collaborate with Ensemble Modern. His work The Path Tenma for wind orchestra was selected in 2007 as one of five required pieces of the 2008 All-Japan Band Competition. His signature work, Sea Goddess, premiered in the United States on 18 December 2014 at the Midwest Clinic by Orange County School of the Arts (Santa Ana, California) Frederick Fennell Wind Ensemble (Teren Shaffer, conductor). The work was then performed on 16 July 2015 at the International WASBE (World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) Conference by the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) Wind Orchestra (Darrin Oehlerking, conductor). The fact that his work was featured in these two big concerts helped him to become known overseas.

Kataoka currently [2021] teaches at Tokyo Seitoku University and Japan Women's University.

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