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Biography  

Mioko Yokoyama (1989-) is a Japanese composer based in Helsinki.

After studying at Tokyo University of the Arts, she obtained her second Master's degree in composition at Sibelius Academy with top grades, under the guidance of Veli-Matti Puumala.

She is interested in deriving new timbres from instruments to surprise the listeners and provide enjoyable experiences through music.

Her music has been commissioned by ensembles, musicians, and festivals such as IMPULS Festival für neue Musik Sachen-Anhalt (DE), Avanti!:n Suvisoitto (FI), Time of Music (FI), Gaudeamus (NL), and Warsaw Autumn (PL).

 

Currently, she teaches at Sibelius Academy and composes with the support of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.​

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Education

2019

Master of Music in Composition, Sibelius-Academy, Finland

2014

Master of Music in Composition, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan

2011

Bachelor of Music in Composition, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan

Work

2018-

Part-time teacher at Sibelius Academy

Membership

2018-

The Society of Finnish Composers

2018-

Catalysti

Grants & Awards

2023

Commissioning grant, Sibelius-Foundation of The Society of Finnish Composers

Selected to the recommended list of the 69th International Rostrum of Composers

Travel Grant, The Society of Finnish Composers

Commissioning grant, Madetoja-Foundation

Working grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation

2022

Grant, Pro Musica Foundation

2021

Travel grant, The Society of Finnish Composers

Commissioning grant, Teosto

Working grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation

2020

Commissioning grant, Sibelius-Foundation of The Society of Finnish Composers
Grant, Nomura Foundation
Working grant, The Finnish Music Foundation

2019

Commissioning grant, Madetoja-Foundation

2018

Commissioning grant, Sibelius-Foundation of The Society of Finnish Composers
Working grant, The Finnish Music Foundation
Grant, Sibelius-Academy's Support Foundation
Grant, The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation

2017

Working grant, Sibelius-Foundation of The Society of Finnish Composers
Martin Wegelius Award
Selected to Ung Nordisk Musik Festival 
Selected to ULYSSES Journeys for composers

2015-

2018

Scholarship, YAMAHA Music Foundation

2010

Ataka Award

2024

Travel Grant, The Society of Finnish Composers

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