Biography

千住 明Akira Senju

[作曲家/Composer]

1960年10月21日東京生まれ。幼稚舎より慶応義塾で学び、慶応義塾大学工学部中退、東京藝術大学作曲科卒業。同大学院を首席で修了。修了作品「EDEN」(1989)は史上8人目の東京藝術大学買上となり、同大学美術館(芸術資料館)に永久保存されている。
藝大在学中からその活動は、ポップスから純音楽まで多岐にわたり、作曲家・編曲家・音楽プロデューサーとしてグローバルに活躍。'97年第20回、'99年第22回、'04年第27回日本アカデミー賞優秀音楽賞等受賞歴多数。東京藝術大学特任教授。東京音楽大学特別招聘教授。
テレビ等メディアへの出演も多く、NHK「日曜美術館」のキャスターもつとめた。
2018年上海文化広場に於いて中国語ミュージカル「白夜行」の初演が大盛況のもと、中国全国ツアー中。
2019年には、天皇陛下御即位三十年記念式典にて天皇皇后両陛下による著作歌曲「歌声の響」の編曲とピアノを担当。三浦大知、千住真理子と共に記念演奏を披露。
代表作にテレビドラマ「砂の器」劇中テーマ曲のピアノ協奏曲「宿命」(2004)、ヴァイオリンとストリングスオーケストラの為の「四季」(2004)、「日本交響詩」(2005)、オペラ「隅田川」(台本:松本隆)(2007)、合唱組曲「母なるものへ」(詩:覚和歌子)(2009)、オペラ「万葉集」(台本:黛まどか)(2009、2011)、オペラ「滝の白糸」(台本:黛まどか)(2014)、「カレンダー組曲」(2015)等。
映像音楽としては、映画「226」「RAMPO〜国際版」「わが心の銀河鉄道」「愛を乞うひと」「黄泉がえり」「HINOKIO」「涙そうそう」「マジック・ツリーハウス」「追憶」、ドラマ「高校教師」「家なき子」「世紀末の詩」「ほんまもん」「砂の器」「風林火山」「GOLD」「99年の愛〜JAPANESE AMERICANS」「心の糸」「足尾から来た女」「LEADERS〜リーダーズⅠ、Ⅱ」「流星ワゴン」「アルジャーノンに花束を」「レッドクロス〜女たちの赤紙〜」「水族館ガール」、アニメ「機動戦士Vガンダム」「雪の女王」「鋼の錬金術師 FA」「革命機ヴァルヴレイヴ」「バッテリー」、NHKスペシャル「世紀を越えて」「至高のバイオリン ストラディヴァリウスの謎」「平成史 スクープドキュメント」「全貌二・二六事件〜最高機密文書で迫る〜」、NHK「日本 映像の20世紀」「BS8K ルーブル美術館」、TV「アイアンシェフ」「テレビ未来遺産」「ものづくり日本の奇跡」、CM「アサヒスーパードライ」「野村不動産PROUD」「東芝ライフスタイル」、ムービングロゴ「GAGA」、ウィーン美術史美術館&TBS公式テーマ曲「Glorious Museum」等、音楽を担当した作品は数多い。
カート・エリング、ジェーン・バーキン、シセル、ザンフィル、千住真理子、藤原道山、チェンミン、杉山清貴、DEPAPEPE、等のアーティストのプロデュースも手がけ、アレンジャーとしては中森明菜「歌姫」シリーズが通算百万枚のセールスを記録し、他にも大貫妙子、谷村新司、白鳥英美子、森山良子、加山雄三、辛島美登里、今井美樹、夏川りみ、沢田知可子、二村英仁、奥村愛、石井竜也、今井美樹等ジャンルを越えたアーティストの編曲を担当。
(2020年4月現在)

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Akira Senju [Composer]
Akira Senju is widely regarded as one of the most prominent Japanese composers living today.

Senju was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1960. After having studied in the Faculty of Technology at Keio University, he decided to study composition formally and entered the Tokyo University of the Arts, where he studied with Hiroaki Minami and Toshiro Mayuzumi. He completed his master's degree in composition with highest honors. The work for his completion "EDEN for computer" received recognition and was purchased by the university and became part of the permanent collection of the University Art Museum.

Senju started his career as a composer, arranger, and music producer while in school, and since then has been remarkably active and prolific across genres. Probably best known for his orchestral works, he has written wide range of music from concert pieces to soundtracks to operas to pop music. Among them are "Four Seasons" for violin and string orchestra (2004), commissioned by Tokyo International Airport; Japan Symphonic Poem (2005), commissioned by NHK; Opera "Sumidagawa" (2007), commissioned by Tokyo Bunka Kaikan; Choral Suite "Haha Naru Mono e" (2009); Opera "Manyo-syu" (2009, 2011), commissioned by Tokyo Bunka Kaikan; "Calendar Suite" (2015), "Glorious Museum" (2016, Official Theme of Kunst Historisches Museum Wien & TBS 10Years Partnership). His works have been performed in various concerts not only in Japan but also overseas, including two concerts held in Hungary in 2017, which focused exclusively on his works. His newest musical theatre work "Into the White Night" was premiered in Shanghai (sung in Chinese) in 2018 with great success and is holding its nationwide tour in China from 2019 spring.

Senju has also scored numerous soundtracks, including films "226," "The Mystery of Rampo," "Waga Kokoro no Ginga Tetsudo," "Aiwo Kouhito," "Yomigaeri," "Hinokio," "Nada Soso"; TV dramas "Ienakiko," "Seikimatsu no Uta," "Honmamon," "Suna No Utsuwa," "Fūrinkazan (NHK Taiga Drama)," "GOLD," "Japanese Americans," "Kokoro no Ito," "Ashio kara Kita Onna," "Leaders," "Ryusei Wagon," "Flowers for Algernon," "Red Cross -Onna Tachi no Akagami-"; TV documentary "Across the Era," "Nihon Eizo no 20-Seiki," "The Mystery of Stradivarius," "Louvre, La Beauté Eternelle," "Heisei-shi"; TV show "Iron Chef," "Mirai Isan Future Heritage"; TV animation series "Mobile Suit Victory Gundam," "The Snow Queen," "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood," "Valvrave the Liberator," "Battery"; animated films "Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike," "Magic Tree House"; among many others.

Senju's orchestral works have been recorded by many distinguished orchestras worldwide, which include the Philharmonia Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic, Cracow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow International Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, and conducted by such prestigious conductors as Vaclav Neumann, Charles Dutoit, Seiji Ozawa, to name a few. He has also collaborated with various internationally renowned artists across the boundaries, including Kurt Elling, Jane Birkin, Sissel, Zamfir and Libera.

Senju has released dozens of solo and soundtrack albums on virtually all the major labels in Japan, including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, and so on. His music has attracted many awards and prizes, including three Japan Academy Prizes for Music (in 1997, 1999 and 2004).

Senju is also an active lecturer and educator. He is currently a project professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts, and the supervisor of Senju Lab, a crossover collaboration workshop for various creators in the Tokyo University of the Arts. He is also serving as a distinguished guest professor of Tokyo College of Music. Previous engagements include an instructor at the Tokyo University of the Arts (1991-93), a visiting lecturer at Keio University (1994-95, 2006), a visiting professor at the Tokyo College of Music (2007-14), and a visiting professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts (2015-16). He has appeared on many culture programs on TV and other media, including host appearances on a popular weekly educational TV program, "Nichiyo Bijutsukan (Sunday Art Museum)" on NHK (2011-13).

(August 2019)

千住 明 [作曲家]
1960年10月21日出生於東京,是知名的作曲家、編曲家、音樂製作人,也是鋼琴演奏家。千住明畢業於東京藝術大學作曲科,並以優異的首席成績修完碩士 學位,其畢業作品「EDEN」被該大學所購永久保存於東京藝術大學藝術資料館,為創校以來第8個被學校買下作品的學生。千住明的作品涵蓋古典及現代音樂領域,曾為多部動畫及電影製作背景音樂,故有「映像音樂魔術師」的美譽,千住明曾編寫鋼琴協奏曲、交響樂及樂器獨奏作品,其作品旋律鮮明、細膩且動人,代表作有Gloria ~希望の光~、羽田機会的環境音樂「四季」、歌劇「墨田川」、「宿命」等鋼琴協奏曲。電影「愛を乞うひと」「黄泉がえり」「涙そうそう」、連續劇「ほんまもん」「砂の器」「風林火山」「流星ワゴン」、卡通「機動戦士Vガンダム」「鋼の錬金術師FA」「革命機ヴァルヴレイヴ」、NHK「日本 映像の20世紀 」、CM「朝啤酒スーパードライ」等音樂都是千住明先生的代表之作。千住明曾獲得第20屆、22屆、27屆次日本奧斯卡優良音樂金像獎。

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