Akira Nishimura

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Akira Nishimura
Born(1953-09-08)September 8, 1953
Other names西村 朗

Akira Nishimura (西村 朗, Nishimura Akira, born September 8, 1953) is a Japanese composer from Osaka.


Nishimura studied composition and musical theory on a graduate course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He also studied Asian traditional music, religion, aesthetics, cosmology and the heterophonic concepts, all of which have a lasting influence on his music.

He has won several national and international awards, including the 36th Suntory Music Award (2004) and has been commissioned by many overseas music festivals.

Nishimura was the judge at the 2007 Toru Takemitsu composition award.



  • Asters (premiered February 2019)[1]

Other works[edit]

  • Mantra of the Light, for female choir and orchestra

Other activities[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Akira Nishimura's Asters: A Major New Japanese Opera". Opera Today. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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