Staff

Satoshi Kanazawa

Piano, Composition & Music Theory

      A native of Japan, Satoshi Kanazawa is a New York City based composer of classical and contemporary music. His original music and arrangement works are performed in the U.S, Canada, Belgium and Japan. Kanazawa received many awards and grants such as Shelley Pinz Professional Development Grant (2017), Hirosaki Sakurano Sono Composition Competition (Grand Prize with Hirosaki City Mayor Award and Hifumi Shimoyama Award, 2015), Lin Yao Ji International Competition for Composition (Grand Prize, 2014), NYFA Artists’ Fellowship with the additional title of Gregory Millard Fellow (2013), and the 6th JFC Composers Award (2011). He is also active as a pianist and frequently performs in and around New York. He released his first debut CD, entitled "Flowing Blue", by Mar Creation Records, New York in 2009 to showcase his unique style of music.Kanazawa's music encompasses a wide variety of styles and genres - from tonal music to atonalism, and from serious music to children's music. His works include solo, vocal, chamber and orchestral pieces. 

      Kanazawa has more than 20 year experiences for teaching piano and composition as well as music theory and ear training from the age of 5 to preparatory students and adults. 



Naoko Nakagawa

Voice

      Naoko Nakagawa is a graduate of the prestigious Tokyo University of the Arts. Nakagawa's remarkable voice is well known in Japan and she appeared in concerts throughout Japan as a soloist and a guest singer. American audiences have also received her warmly since she moved to New York City in 2006. Ms. Nakagawa started her vocal training at the age of fifteen. Her teachers include Noriko Fujiwara and Michio Tatara, Dora Ohrenstein, Jean-Ronald LaFond, Joan Krueger, Martina Arroyo and Maestro Steven M. Crawford of Metropolitan Opera. She made her role debut as Masha in A Feast in the Time of the Plague written by César Cui at the little OPERA THEATRE of NY in 2009, and appeared at The Hudson Guild Theatre in New York. Notably, she appeared at Benefit Concert for Japan in May hosted by Artists in Action for Japan, and Concert for Japan hosted by Consulate General of Germany and Consulate General of Japan in New York in June 2011 in order to raise funds for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. She is currently an artistic advisor of Artists in Action for Japan, a not-for-profit artist based Japan relief project.

      Ms. Nakagawa has taught voice for more than 10 years and her students are from 2nd grade children through adults, from musical to classical styles of singing.

 

 

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