PERCUSSION


Isao Nakamura

Isao Nakamura

Mr.Nakamura was born in Osaka,Japan.He graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and the Freiburg Music Academy. He was awarded the Kranichstein Music Prize in Darmstadt in 1986 and a special award at the Aoyama Music Festival in 1993.He has given premiere performances for a number of pieces,and has collaborated with famous players and orchestras at various music festivals and concerts,on TV,radio programs and CD recordings.He has participated in many world famous music festivals around Salzburg and Luzern,and he was invited to the Berlin Festwohen and held a recital at the Berlin Philharmonic's chamber music hall.He teaches at the Darmstadt International Modern Music Summer Program and the Akiyoshidai International 20th century Music Seminar and Festival. Since 1992,he has been a professor at the Karlsruhe Music Academy.He is presently based in Germany,and is active in the whole Europe.He is undeniably one of the most well respected percussionists in Europe.