Hideko Kawamoto
composer | pianist


Short Bio:

Hideko Kawamoto explores her sound imagination in instrumental, electronic, and mixed media.  Her compositions have been performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles by Ear Unit, Herberger Theatre in Phoenix by iChamber Ensemble of Arizona State University, as well as at music festivals, concerts and conferences worldwide.  Her music was featured at UNESCO Culture Sector and Art of the States.  Prior to her post-doctoral studies at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris, she received Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition studying with Phil Winsor and Master’s and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance studying with Joseph Banowetz at University of North Texas.


Her international music awards include:

1st Prize - Concorso Internazionale "Luigi Russolo" (Italy)

2nd Prize - Pierre Schaeffer International Computer Music Competition (Italy)

Mention Award - Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic & Sonic Art (France)

Honorable Mention - Ear 01 International Electroacoustic Music Composing (Hungary)

Composition Award - Sonic Circuits International Festival Electronic Music Art (USA)

ASCAPLUS Composition Award - ASCAP (USA)

Sounding Out California Award - NEXMap (USA)


Kawamoto’s latest commissions include Arizona State University and Dream Zone label in France. 

Her works have been performed in Eastern and Western Europe, North and South America, Africa, Far East, and Oceania.  She has been invited to serve on international composition competition juries, these having included International Computer Music Conference, Society of Electroacoutic Music in the United States, National PTA Reflections Program Musical Composition in California,  and the Cache and Time Play for Young Composers in Canada. 


As an accomplished pianist, she was invited for a cultural exchange in Czech Republic to perform her composition, After the Summer Rain for piano and computer-generated sound at Baroque castle in Tabor. 


Kawamoto's music is published by C. Alan Publications and can be heard on the Innova, Bonk, Acousmatica, ICMC 2001, Centaur, Dream Zone and SEAMUS recording labels.  She has served as Chair of Music Department at St. Andrews Presbyterian College for three years.  Currently she resides in lovely Seattle. 


For more information, or to purchase or rent materials, please contact at info@hidekokawamoto.com.


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