Yusuke Ishii, Piano

Yusuke Ishii (born in Tokyo (Japan), in 1980) studied composition at Kunitachi College of Music where he obtained the scholarship to participate in abroad academies.

After having graduated, he entered to Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris where he studied ecriture (music theory and writing) with Yves Henry and Thierry Escaich, and obtained the diploma DFS of Music Theory and Writing in 2006. He then entered the class of vocal accompaniment with Anne Le Bozec and Emmanuel Olivier and obtained the diploma DFS of accompaniment in 2010.

He also studied the piano with Hortense Cartier-Bresson and Marie-Paule Siruguet at the Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt where he obtained the 1st prize of piano, and attended the lessons of Olivier Gardon, Cécile Hugonnard-Roche, Michèle Renoul, Carlos Roqué Alsina Silva Costanzo and Marie-Françoise Bucquet. He participated also in Centre Acanthes (Metz) and International Ensemble Modern Academy (Innsbruck) in 2009.

Contemporary classical music is his special interest. In this field, he collaborated with many composers like Yumiko Yokoi, Ai Watanabe, Martin Matalon, Philippe Hesant, Gérard Pesson, Alain Louvier and Dominique Lemaitre.

He won the 2nd Prize at the 14th Xavier Montsalvatge International Competition of contemporary music for piano in Girona (Spain), and at the 8th Orléans International Piano Concours. (France), he won the Special Prize Nadia Boulanger in 2008 and the Specail Prize André Jolivet in 2010.

Yusuke Ishii already gave his recitals and chamber music concerts in Japan, France, Italy, Austria and Spain and since 2009, he focuses to perform new pieces for piano with electro-acoustic instruments.

Updated: 2010-07-26