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Okamura Azumi

(21. 05. 1973)

Okamura Azumi
Okamura Azumi
Chemin de la chapelle 1
CH-1071 Chexbres
Suisse

Tel: +41 (0)21 634 78 73
Mobile: +41 (0)79 288 85 22


Biography
Born in Kanagawa (Japan) Azumi Okamura studied music at the University of Music in Senzoku-Gakuen (composition with Yoko Kososhi, conducting with Kazuyoshi Akiyama) and continued her studies at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (conducting with Hervé Klopfenstein, orchestration with William Blank, cembalo with Jovanka Marville, piano with Daniel Spiegelberg) and at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (conducting of contemporary music with Giorgio Bernasconi, organology with Nadir Vassena).
She works as a composer and brass-band conductor. The premiere of her "Appel de la Montagne" was broadcast live by Radio Suisse Romande in 2009. Azumi Okamura is director and conductor of the two bands "La Lyre de Monthey" and "Fanfare Cimo".


Work list
Sonatine (1994-2010)
for viola solo
An early work revised in 2010. It is written in the form of a sonatina and contains some parts of a deformed waltz.
Although there is no contemporary writing it is rather difficult because of constant double stops.
Duration: 4' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 16.00
Memoria (2009)
for piano solo
A "lament" in memory of a deceased friend in the style of Messiaen and Takemitsu.
Duration: 1' 30"
Woodbrass Music SA
Rte de Fribourg 30
CH-1724 Le Mouret
Suisse
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Fax +41 (0)26 413 45 55
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Appel de la Montagne (2009)
for brass band
Composition: Azumi Okamura and Sonalp.
A piece commissioned by the "Société de Musique La Montagnarde de Château-d'Oex" to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the "Sonalp" folk group.
Duration: 4' 50"
Woodbrass Music SA
Rte de Fribourg 30
CH-1724 Le Mouret
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)26 413 40 13
Fax +41 (0)26 413 45 55
office@woodbrass-music.ch
www.woodbrass-music.ch/
Mucha Salsa (2010)
for brass band
A modern salsa in 2-3 clave, demanding perfect technical skills in mastering the percussion instruments (Cuban style timpani, bongos, congas, maracas, cow-bells, guiro, xylophone).
Duration: 3' 30"
Woodbrass Music SA
Rte de Fribourg 30
CH-1724 Le Mouret
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)26 413 40 13
Fax +41 (0)26 413 45 55
office@woodbrass-music.ch
www.woodbrass-music.ch/
Trio (2010)
for trumpet, trombone, marimba
A small suite in three parts written with the pedagogical intention to show to children the possibilities of each instrument.
Duration: 4' 00"
Woodbrass Music SA
Rte de Fribourg 30
CH-1724 Le Mouret
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)26 413 40 13
Fax +41 (0)26 413 45 55
office@woodbrass-music.ch
www.woodbrass-music.ch/
Je m'éveille la nuit subitement (2010)
for violin solo
The title was taken from a poem by Fernando Pessoa.
First part: playing of different timbres (quarter-tones, sul tasto, flautando, sul ponticello etc.) with regard to the dynamics pp-p-mp.
The second part is inspired by the preludes of Louis Couperin and has to be played freely as far as rhythm and combinations are concerned, but must respect the order of the notes. Difficult.
Duration: 3' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 13.00
5 humoresques (2010)
for piano solo
A collection of small, simple pieces in a romantic style for piano beginners.
Exercises in voice leading (1st piece), leaps and cross over (2nd), tempi (3rd), octaves and thirds (4th) and chromatism (5th).
Duration: 3' 00"
Woodbrass Music SA
Rte de Fribourg 30
CH-1724 Le Mouret
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)26 413 40 13
Fax +41 (0)26 413 45 55
office@woodbrass-music.ch
www.woodbrass-music.ch/
Ragged Time (2010)
for brass band
A festive march for procession or indoors. Medium level of difficulty.
Duration: 2' 30"
Woodbrass Music SA
Rte de Fribourg 30
CH-1724 Le Mouret
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)26 413 40 13
Fax +41 (0)26 413 45 55
office@woodbrass-music.ch
www.woodbrass-music.ch/