ICHIRO NODAIRA (b 1953 )
After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Ichiro Nodaira went to Paris in 1978 on a scholarship granted by the French government and continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he received the Premier Prix in composition, piano accompaniment, and musical analysis. After graduation from the conservatoire, he worked in Paris both as a composer and a pianist. In the latter capacity he has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique of Radio France, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the London Sinfonietta, and some of the major orchestras in Japan. As a chamber music player he has appeared with many prominent artists from Japan and abroad. Ichiro Nodaira has written a number of compositions commissioned by various organizations and institutions, including the French Ministry of Culture.