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Ko Matsushita

Artistic Director of Tokyo International Choir Competition

A composer and conductor born and raised in Tokyo, 1962, Prof. Matsushita is currently the conductor and artistic director of 13 choirs, which are often invited to perform in Japan, Europe,America, Canada, and Asia. They have also achieved excellent showings in the choral circuit and won awards in international competitions.

A prolific composer and arranger, Matsushita’s works are performed around the world. His compositions vary widely, ranging from works based on traditional Japanese music, Masses, motets, to etudes for choirs.

Besides conducting and composing, he is also an active workshop clinician and lecturer both within and outside Japan. He has been adjudicating at many international choral competitions and composition competitions around the world. In 2005, he was awarded the “Robert Edler Prize for Choral Music” in recognition of his outstanding achievements worldwide in conducting, composing, performance, and education within the field of choral music.

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