Tomoya Yokokawa
Winner of Chamber Music section

Tomoya Yokokawa was born 1988 in Nagano (Japan). In 2011 he finished his study of music pedagogy (main emphasis: composition) at Tokyo Gakugei University with Masahiro Yamauchi and Choji Kaneda as well as with the private lecturer Miyuki Shiozaki. In 2013 he moved to Austria and began to study composition with Klaus Lang at the Kunst Universität Graz. In 2016 he continues his Master at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Elena Mendoza.

The compositions of Tomoya Yokokawa were performed many musicians, for example Dario Calderone, Leszek Lorent, Duo LuKo, the Ensemble “Avanti! Chamber Orchestra“ and Ensemble Boswil.

His first Opera Konjiki Yasha (the golden demon) will be premiered at Graz Opera in May 2018.