Suzuki, Yukikazu, Japanese composer; b. Tokyo, Feb. 11, 1954. He studied with Hara Hoiroshi, Shishido Mutsuo, Matsumura Teizo, and Mayuzumi Toshiro at the Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music (degree, 1984). In 1978 he was awarded first prize in the Japan Music Competition, and in 1979 5th prize in the International Contemporary Composer’s Conference.
orch: Climat (1978); Ode (1990); The River of Forest and Stars for Hichiriki and Orch. (1992); The Glow in the Dark for Wind Orch. (1996). CHAMBER: Oboe Sonata (1976); Kyd-in for 6 Players (1977); Symphonic Metamorphoses for Piano (1980); Kundarini for Contrabass (1981); Quintet for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, and Cello (1987). VOCAL: Utsukushi i mono nitsuite, suite for Chorus (1982); Sound of Sea, suite for Chorus (1989).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire