Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi

Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi

„Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi is a highly gifted Romanian composer who combines a highly vivid musical imagination with outstanding technical realization. His music has a huge personality and energy. He creates striking musical structures that communicate clearly and powerfully.” - Joe Cutler, head of the composition department at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

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Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi

Biography

Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi, ICMA's „Composer Award” winner for the year 2022 writes both contemporary concert music and soundtracks for films, games and theatre. He studied music composition in Romania, Great Britain, France and Switzerland, his music being performed all around Europe and beyond by established ensembles and orchestras. In 2022 he will have acquired his 2nd Master Degree at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zürich, Switzerland). He finished his PhD in 2018 at the National University of Music from Bucharest, where he later taught composition and other courses. Obtaining two Erasmus scholarships, he studied composition with Stefano Gervasoni during his doctoral studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse and with Joe Cutler, Howard Skempton and Ed Bennett during his Masters at the Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2018, out of 304 participants from 44 countries, he won the Golden Eye trophy offered by the Zürich Film Festival through its international film music competition for his score for Steve Cutts' short film „Happiness”. He won over 25 international and national composition awards and prizes among which there are the Tenso Young Composers Award 2015, the George Enescu Grand Prix, symphonic section or the 1st prize at the International Choral Composition Competition from Japan 2020.