Masahiro Aogaki, composer

Born in Saitama, Japan in 1991, Masahiro Aogaki studied composition with Ichiro Nodaira at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai), where he received his Master’s degree in 2017.

Currently he is studying at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) with Stefano Gervasoni, studying electronic music under Luis Naón, Yan Maresz, Grégoire Lorieux, Yann Geslin and Oriol Saladrigues, and analysis with Claude Ledoux.

He received support by the Fondation Nomura (2017), the Overseas Study Program for Upcoming Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan (2018-19) and the Fondation Kakehashi (2021-22).

His works have been performed by various ensembles, such as: Orchestre de Picardie (cond. Pierre Bleuse), Orchestre de Caen (cond. Kanako Abe), Geidai Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Muromachi, Collettivo_21 and Duo Jeux d’Anches, among others.

Takuma Saïto, composer

Born in Japan in 1992, Takuma Saito entered Sophia University (Tokyo) in 2011, where he studied French and the different currents of French philosophy. At the same time, he studied musical writing with Eri Kozaki and composition with Ryo Daïnobu in private lessons.

After finishing his university studies, he entered the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional (CRR) in Paris where he studied instrumental composition with Édith Canat de Chizy and acousmatic composition with Régis Renouard-Larivière. In 2017, he obtained, unani-mously, his Unity of Value in instrumental composition. He continued his studies at the CRR of Boulogne Billancourt in the classes of Jean-Luc Hervé (instrumental composition) and Yan Maresz (electroacoustic composition) and graduated in 2019. The same year, he was admitted to the Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) where he continued his studies in the instrumental composition class of Professor Frédéric Durieux and computer music class with Professors Yan Maresz, Luis Naón and Grégoire Lorieux.

In 2021, Takuma received 3rd prize in the Third International Composer Competition “New Music Generation 2021” in the chamber music category. His latest scores have been performed at the CNSMDP. In 2020, "Morphe-écho", acousmatic piece; in 2021, Mémoires désaccordées for saxophone, violin, harp and accordion; Miroirs enchevêtrés, for ensemble and electronics, directed by Guillaume Bourgogne.

In 2020, he awarded a scholarship from the Kakehashi Foundation and, in 2021, supported by the Meyer Foundation and the Legs Jabès.