What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Yui Kitamura (b. 1983) is a versatile composer of solo, chamber, and orchestral music in various styles including classical, jazz, pop, film, and theatre. Her works are often
actualized in collaborations with dancers, actors, and animators. Ms. Kitamura’s original compositions and arrangements are garnering international attention with concerts in Asia, Europe, and North America. Her works have been performed at such venues as New York’s Lincoln Center and Joe’s Pub, Berlin’s Akademie der Künste, Kiev’s National Catholic Cathedral, and Tokyo’s Sumida Triphony Hall and Suntory Hall. Her music was nominated for a 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the classical/orchestral genre and was performed by world renowned bassist Gary Karr for the Emperor and Empress or Japan. Formerly the Assistant Director of Opera at the Musica e Arte Festival in Tolentino, Italy, Ms. Kitamura is currently Artistic Director of MuSE (Multicultural Sonic Evolution), a musicians' group that creates unique concerts and shows with artists from different fields.
She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in composition from The Juilliard School and a Master of Fine Arts from New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. Her teachers include Samuel Adler, Robert Beaser, Philip Lasser, Paola Prestini, Mel Marvin, and William Finn.