Jummei Suzuki

Biography

Jummei Suzuki, born in 1970 in Tokyo, obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Tokyo University of the Arts, under the guidance of Teruyuki Noda, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ryôhei Hirose and Ichirô Nodaira. He moved to Paris in 1997 to continue his studies - in composition with Gérard Grisey and Marco Stroppa, in orchestration with Marc-André Dalbavie, and in analysis with Michaël Levinas - at the Paris Conservatoire, with the assistance of the Japanese Government Overseas Program (1999-2001). There Suzuki obtained a premier prix in the graduate class of composition. He attended the course in Composition and Computer Music of IRCAM (2002-03) with Philippe Leroux. He has been awarded prizes and distinctions from the 64th Japan Music Competition, the 18th Japan Symphony Foundation Award, the International Gaudeamus Music Week '99, and the 31st Bourges International Sound Arts and Electro Music Competition, among others. Since 2005, Suzuki has taught at Toho Gakuen School of Music and Graduate School of Music, Senzoku Gakuen College of music, Tokyo College of Music, and Tokyo University of the Arts, where he is currently associate professor. His works have been performed and broadcast by leading musicians and orchestras in Japan and around the world.