Hidetaka Nakagawa was born in Kyoto, Japan. He started to play the bassoon at the age of 14, studying with Kazuhiro Yamamoto and Hiroaki Mizuma. Later graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts in the class of Yoichiro Nakano before his studies in France. He obtained the diploma at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris in the class of Laurent Lefevre. He was chosen a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy supervised by Pierre Boulez in 2010 and 2011. He was also invited to perform as a member of Lucerne Festival Academy Alumni Ensemble in Zürich, London and Lucerne. He collaborated with Dai Fujikura and Kenji Sakai, among other composers. In 2014 he was selected for Kyoto City’s special encouragement programme for art and culture.
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