国枝春恵

Harue KUNIEDA { Profile }

Born in Tokyo, she began learning the piano and solfège at the age of four at the Toho Music School for Children.
She entered the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and majored in composition, graduating in1983.
Her works have been performed at ISCM-ACL in Hong Kong, Australia and Israel, at the Asian Music Festival in Sendai, at Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival etc.
She was invited as a guest composer to the Symposium, "Music of Japan Today III" hosted by Hamilton University.
In 2000, 'Serenade' for Soprano and Harp was selected for ISCM World Music Days in Luxemburg.
In 2003, she was an artist of the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program in London.
In 2005, 'Peace on Earth' for Soprano, Harp and Orchestra was commissioned and first performed by the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.
In 2009, 'Peace on Earth' was selected for ISCM World New Music Days in Sweden.
In 2010, 'Recitation III' for Seven Players was commissioned and first
performed by Ensemble MD7 at UNICUM Festival in Slovenia.
She is now a professor at the Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University and a member of the Japan Society for Contemporary Music and the 21st Century Composer's Association.


Harue KUNIEDA { Main Works }

"Seraphim" for Violin and Orchestra(1997,1999)
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION
"Floral Tributes" for Shakuhachi, Percussion and Piano (2015)
Shakuhachi,Percussion, Pf. (8'40")Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct 25, 2015, Tokyo
"Ode" for Mixed Chorus (1981)
Mixed Chor. Hr. Trp.Pf (18′)
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,12, 1982, Tokyo
"3 Preludes" for Piano (1983)
Pf (13′)
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,28, 1983, Tokyo
"Trio" for Violin,Clarinet in B♭and Piano (1981/84)
Vn.Cl. in B♭,Pf (13')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec,20, 1984, Tokyo
Special Prize at the 33rd Viotti International Competition
"Élévatiton"pour Violon Solo (1985)
Vn. (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jun,12, 1985, Tokyo
CD:Seraphim/CAMERATA TOKYO, Inc.
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.
”Toi Aki" for Female Chorus(1985)
Female Chor.Pf.(17')
Date&place of the 1st Performance : Sep,6, 1985, Kamakura
Release: Edition KAWAI
"Élévatiton II"pour Cinq Exécutants (1985)
Fl, Cl. Marib. Perc. Cb (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec.20. 1985, Tokyo
Release: JFC LP Japanese Composers 1988
"Élévatiton III "pour Orgue (1986)
Pipe Org. (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,19, 1986, Tokyo
Selected for ISCM-ACL 1988 in Hong Kong
"Field" for Piano Solo (1988)
Pf (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Apr,14, 1988, Tokyo
Release: CD Good Coposeres Extra/BRAIN Company Ltd.
”Yube no Niji" for Mixed Chorus (1988)
Mixed Chor.Pf.(19')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec,19, 1989, Toyko
Release: Edition KAWAI
"Coloring" For Madolin Orchestra (1988)
Mand. Orch. (18')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,26, 1988, Tokyo
"Field III" for Chamber Orchestra (1990)
Chamber Orch. (9')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,1, 1990, Tokyo
Cond. by Daniel Harding at TMC Contemporary Musc Festival1993
"Elegy" for Violoncello Solo (1990)
Vc. (8')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec,7 1990, Tokyo
Release: JFC CD Japanese Composers 1996
"Reflection" for Piano Solo (1990)
Pf (5')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,3. 1990, Tokyo
"Blends" For Madolin Orchestra (1991)
Mand. Orch. (13')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,22, 1991, Tokyo
Release: CD Rainbow-colored Mobile
"Lead,Leed,Read, Reed" for 2High Sopranos,
2Clarinets, Percussion and Piano (1991)
2Sop. 2.Cl. in B♭,Perc.Pf (11')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jun, 3. 1992, Sendai
"Serenade" for Soprano and Harp (1992)
Sop, Hrp (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Aug,20. 1992, Fukui
Release: JFC Inc.,CD Seraphim,Selected for ISCM-WMD 2000 inLuxemburg
"Distance" for Organ and Percussion (1992)
Org. Perc. (13'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,5,1992, Tokyo
"Distance II" for Sho and Organ (1993)
Sho, Org. (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,16,1993, Tokyo
"Aki no Michi" for Female Chorus
Female Chor. (17'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,9. 1993, Tokyo
Release: Edition KAWAI
"Reflection II" for Percussion and Piano (1993)
Perc. Pf (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec,16. 1993, Tokyo
"Eight Sumo Wrestlers" for Tuba Ensemble (1995)
8Tuba. (9')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec,19.1995, Kawasaki
"Futari" for Female Chorus and Marimba (1996)
Female Chor. Marib. (14')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov, 7. 1996, Tokyo
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION
"Weather" "Chestnut Leaves"for Soprano and Piano
Sop. Pf (6')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jan,26,1997, Tokyo
"Reflection III" for Orchestra (1996)
Orch.(The 2 Winds) (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Apr,5. 1997, Hamilton,U.S.A.
Music of Japan Today III Festival 1997
"Four Songs" for Soprano,Clarinet and Piano
from'Ambarvalia' by Junzaburo Nishiwaki (1997-98)
Sop. Cl. inB♭, Pf (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,7,1998, Tokyo
Release: CD Seraphim/CAMERATA TOKYO, Inc.
"Scenograhpy" for Percussion Solo (1998)
Perc. (13'20")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,7.1998, Tokyo
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.
"For the Repose of Floral Souls"
Suite for Mixed Choir (1998)
Mixed Chor. (19'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,3,1998, Tokyo
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION
"3 Pieces for Piano Solo"based on Greek folk Songs
Pf (9')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : July,16,1999, Tokyo
Release: Edition KAWAI
"Towa no Hikari" for Mixed Chorus
Mixed Chor. (16'00")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,24,1999, Ehime
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION
"Seraphim" for Violin and Orchestra(1997,1999)
Vn. Orch. (14'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,2,2000, Tokyo
Release: CD Seraphim/CAMERATA, Selected for ISCM-ACL 2004 in Israel
"The Bird" for Mixed Chorus (2000)
Mixed Chor. .Pf (4'40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jun,5,2005, Kumamoto
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION
"Etude, Jeux d'enfants"
Pf
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION
"Three Songs" for Soprano,Clarinet and Piano
from'Ambarvalia' by Junzaburo Nishiwaki (2001)
Sop. Cl. inB♭, Pf (11'20")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,8,2001, Tokyo
"Articulation" for Contrabass (2001)
Cb. (8'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,7,2001, Yokohama
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.
"Breathing" for Flute and Piano (2002)
Fl. Pf (6')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Apr,28, 2002, Tokyo
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.
"Meoto Zenzai" for Male Chorus
Male Chor. (14')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Feb,16,2003, Tokyo
Release: Edition KAWAI
"A Step Forward" (2003)
Picc. Pf (6')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,22, 2003, Kumamoto
"3 Sketches" for Prepared Piano
Prepared Pf (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Aug,24,2003, Kumamoto
"Medley The Four Seasons" for Piano Four Hands
Piano for 4 Hands
Release: Edition KAWAI
"Revelation" for Orchestra (2004)
Orch.(The 3 Winds) (12'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,24,2004, Tokyo
"Peace on Earth" for Soprano, Harp and Orchetra (2005)
Sop. Hrp. Orch.(The 2 Winds) (10'00")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jun,17,2005, Tokyo
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION, Music Tomorrow 2005,
Selected for ISCM-WNMD 2009 in Sweden
"Ryo-ran" for Koto and Shakuhachi (2005)
Koto, Shakuhachi (13'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,5,2005, Kumamoto
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.
"Neko no Dodoitsu A,I,U,E,O" for Children Chorus,
Percussion and Piano (2006)
Children Chor. Perc. Pf (25')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,26.2006, Tokyo
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION
"Recitation" for Piano Solo (2006)
Pf (5')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,4. 2007, Tokyo
"Juwansama no Shima" for Mixed Chorus and Organ
Mixed Chor. Org. (20'00")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,24,2007, Kumamoto
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION
"Hikari no Michi wo for Narrator, 2Koto, Shakuhachi,
Flute and Percussion
Narr. 2 Koto, Shakuhachi, Fl. Perc.(50')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,25, 2008, Kumamoto
"Guluriyoza" for Violin and Piano (2009)
Vn. Pf (8'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,6. 2009, Tokyo
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.
"Recitation II" for Piano Solo (2009)
Pf (4'40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,3, 2009, Tokyo
"Recitation III" for Seven Players (2010)
Fl.Cl. Trb. Perc. Vla. Vc. Pf (9')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,4,2010, Ljubljana
UNICUM Festival in Slovenia, Trieate Prima Festival 2010 in Itary
"Easter Egg" for Flute and Piano (2011)
Fl,Pf (3'25")
The 1st Performance : April,10, 2012, (an on-line system)
"Memorial Song" for Organ Solo (2012)
Org. (8')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : March,11,2012, Yokohama
The memorial service of the earthquake of the North Eastern Coast of Japan
"Easter Egg II" for Flute and Piano (2012)
Fl,Pf (2'40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,12, 2012, Tokyo
"Ai no Uta" for Mixed Chorus and Piano (2012)
Mixed Ch. Pf. (5')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : August, 7, 2012, Tokyo
"Manabinagara" for Mixed Chorus and Piano (2013)
Mixed Chor. Pf. (5')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : March, 11, 2013, Tokyo
"Corridors of Light" for Violin and Piano (2013)
Vn, Pf. (6'20")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,6, 2013, Tokyo
"Hashirimizu" for Soprano, Flute and Violoncello (2013)
Sop. Fl. Vc. (15'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : January,16,2014, Tokyo
"Azumahaya" for Solo Percussionist (2014)
Perc. (11'00")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : February,28, 2014, Tokyo
"Corridors of Light II" for Piano Solo (2014) NEW!
Pf. (3'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,5, 2014, Tokyo
"Corridors of Light III"for Vibraphone and Piano(2014) NEW!
Vib. Pf. (7'40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jan,25, 2015, Kumamoto

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