Keita Matsumiya

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Keita Matsumiya
Birth nameKeita Matsumiya
Born (1980-11-10) 10 November 1980 (age 41)
Kyoto, Japan
GenresContemporary classical
Occupation(s)Composer, Arranger, Musician
Years active2000-present

Keita Matsumiya (松宮 圭太, Matsumiya Keita, born 1980 in Kyoto, Japan) is a Japanese composer, in the field of contemporary classical music and electroacoustic music . He is also an arranger and teacher.


Keita Matsumiya is a resident artist 2016/2017 at Casa de Velazquez of French government, as a member of Academy of France in Madrid, in Spain. Previously he was a member of Cursus de composition 2011/2012 at IRCAM, where he researched computer assisted music. His principal teachers there were Kiyoshi Furukawa, Masakazu Natsuda, Allain Gaussin, Frédéric Durieux, Gérard Pesson, Luis Naón, Michael Levinas and Claude Ledoux. He received Bachelor of composition (2010) and Master of composition (2013), and obtained two Prises of composition and music analysis at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Dance de Paris . Before Paris, he studied musicology at Aichi University of the Arts and sound installation at the graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts, where he received Master of Arts in 2006.

He is a recipient of several honors. With his 2010 work La glace s’étoile, s’enchaîne for flute and harp, he was awarded Takefu Composition Award 2010 in Japan by jury Toshio Hosokawa and Mark André, and with his 2013 work Soliton for chamber orchestra and electronics, he was awarded honorable mention of Concours Destellos 2015 in Argentina. Other recent honors include two artistic residency fellowships from Institute Français Fez in Morocco and Tokyo Wonder Site, as well as a commission from Klangspuren Festival 2012 in Schwaz.

His catalog extends from instrumental-vocal music to mixed and electroacoustic music. In 2015, he received a commission from Dairakudakan, a prestigious dance company of Butō in Tokyo, to write an electroacoustic stage piece entitled ASURA, and in 2017, a commission from Ensemble Regards in Paris with the support of SACEM for his choreographic-musical project, KARURA. His works have been performed by National Orchestra of Lorraine, Ensemble TIMF, Camerata Stravaganza, Musica Universalis, Ensemble Regards, Orchestra of Laureates of the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris, among others, and presented at renowned festivals such as: Festival Mixtur in Barcelona, Klangspuren in Schwaz, Centre Achantes in Metz, International piano competition of Orléans, Brittany International Saxophone Academy, Tongyeong International Music Festival, Takefu International Music Festival and Ars Musica Festival in Brussels.

His scores are available at Babelscores in Paris and at the Edition Tempéraments in Bordeaux.[1]. He works at Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture as Junior Associate Professor of Composition and part-time lecturer at Graduate school of Soai University[2]

Prize and rewards[edit]

  • 87th member of the French Academy in Madrid, Casa de Velázquez (2016)[3]
  • Mention to the 8th Destellos Contest for Soliton for chamber and electronic orchestra (2015)[4]
  • 1st Prize at the 8th Takefu Composition Award for La glace s’étoile, s’enchaîne for flute and harpe (2010)
  • Stock exchange of the Meyer Foundation (2011)
  • Rohm Music Foundation Stock Market (2008)[5]


Keita Matsumiya's music is published mainly by the edition tempéraments and BabelScores.

Works for the scene

  • KARUA , electroacoustic music for dances and lights (2017)
  • ASUA , electroacoustic music for dance theaters (2015)

Ensemble Music

  • Fanfare on a Taki's Theme for brass and percussion ensemble (2021)
  • Fanfare for the fertile land for brass and percussion ensemble (2019)
  • Concertino for guitar and chamber orchestra (2017)
  • La ros (é) e des vents for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola and cello (2012 - 2013)
  • Grain du temps for chamber orchestra (2011)
  • Para-doxa for string group (2009)

Chamber music

  • Quatuor du sable for string quartet (2019)
  • Pentacle for piano (2018)
  • HIFUMI for mezzo-soprano and piano (2017)
  • Impromptu for soprano sax (2016)
  • Deviation II for tenor sax, quarter-tone accordion and cello (2016)
  • Deviation for bassoon or baryton sax or bass clarinette or cello and guitar (2015-2017)
  • Silence, instant, récurrence for piano (2013)
  • IROHA for soprano or Utai and koto (2011)
  • Dialogues for saxo baryton (2010)
  • La glace s’étoile, s’enchaîne for flute and harpe (2010)
  • Streptocarpus for clarinet and piano (2010)
  • Doxa-dogma for string trio (2009)
  • Esquisse for oboe, alto and celtic harpe (2007)
  • In the shadow of ... for oboe and trumpet (2006)

Mixed music

  • Underwater Bridge for violin and electronics (2020)
  • Hommage à D'Anglebert for harpsichord and electronics (2011, revision in 2019)
  • Shitatari for piano and electronics (2019)
  • La glace s’étoile, s’enchaîne for flute and electronics (revision in 2015)
  • Soliton for chamber orchestra and electronics (2013)
  • Photon Emission for sax and electronics (2013)
  • Caprice for viola and electronics (2012 - 2013)

Electroacoustic music

  • Rising Waves (2014)
  • Morpho-flexionnel (2012)

Notes and references[edit]


  • Composers of the Casa de Velázquez - Keita Matsumiya (2017)
  • Japan of yesterday and today (Air Mail Music, 2015 - SA 141265)

External links[edit]

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