Koji Nakano

Art Discipline: 
Boston, MA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Feb 4, 2008 to Mar 14, 2008
Apr 3, 2010 to Apr 18, 2010

Composer Koji Nakano's works reflect the relationship between beauty, form and imperfection through the formality of music. In addition to being the recipient of The American Artists and Museum Professionals in Asia Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council, Koji is also the first composer to receive the S&R Washington Award Grand Prize from the S&R Foundation, which is awarded annually to the most talented young artist (in the fields of fine arts, music, drama, dance, photography and film), for his/her contributions to U.S.-Japanese relations. Koji received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at San Diego, where he studied with Chinary Ung. He is a member of the American Music Center, ASCAP, and currently serves as a Fellow Council member of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Koji is also a co-founder of The Asian Young Musicians' Connection, which promotes new music by commissioning compositions from emerging Asian composers along side with worldwide professional musicians for its regular concert in Asia and North America.