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Yuki Nakahashi

2nd Prize Composition 2022

Yuki Nakahashi studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) withn Ichiro Nodaira before coming to Paris to continue his studies with Stefano Gervasoni, Luis Naón, Yan Maresz and Grégoire Lorieux. He is interested in the infinite possibilities of the voice, from its expression in everyday life to its transcendent nature. For “Settings”, some of the eight parts are inspired by J.S. Bach’s cantatas, using texts, structures and compositional techniques. Other texts are related to biblical animals (whales, sparrows, cows, etc.), eventually forming a kind of “amplified” choir, a “Cantata” that is varied by both texts and by musical textures.


“Settings” for vocal ensemble