Aya Yoshida is a Japanese composer. Born in Kobe, Japan in 1992. She began composing at 6 under the guidance Mrs.Yasuko Osato. She graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo under the tutelage of composition lecturer Kenya Masakado and Prof.Masaki Norikura in 2014. She also studied composition theory and classical piano performance with Prof. Masaki Norikura. She trained in violoncello and classical vocal with lecturer Yoko Hasegawa and lecturer Kei Yonashiro during her time in Japan. Since 2014, she moved to Copenhagen,Denmark and she completed her postgraduate studies in composition with Niels Rosing Schow and Jeppe Just Christensen at The Royal Danish Academy of Music.

Her works have been performed in Japan and Europe by diverse range of soloists, ensembles and orchestras, including the performances by Curious Chamber Players in Viitasaari, Finland (2013), by Arditti Quartet (2014) and by Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (2016) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Moreover she just had her very first opera “Skyggen (The Shadow)” in Copenhagen, Denmark on 16th and 17th November 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary for the diplomatic friendship between Japan and Denmark following with the official event of the Japanese Embassy in Denmark and the Danish Ministry of Culture. Also the opera was awarded by Danish Arts Foundation for The best 10 music publishing/releasing of this year. 

She also participated in workshops and festivals in Japan and Europe e.g. with Eric Tanguy and Peter Ablinger. In addition to this, she has worked with a number of singer songwriters on arrangements, compositions and recordings and has performed alongside them at concerts, events and live performances. Furthermore she was selected for the Artist in Residency at the Visby International Centre for Composers in Gotland, Sweden. (Staying and working in Visby for a week in September 2017.) and for the one organized by Austrian Federal Chancellery and Kultur Kontakt Austria. (Staying and working in Vienna for three months in April to June 2018.

She is often inspired by fashion when she composes her works and her works’ titles are often coming from fashion terms, for example, Polka dots, Tone on Tone Check, and Pointed toe.

She just got the first prize of Zemlinsky 2019 Composition Competition so that she is writing another new orchestra + ballet piece for  CCM Philharmonia Orchestra’s 2020/2021 season.


1992年兵庫県神戸市生まれ。6歳より作曲を始める。2014年桐朋学園大学音楽学部作曲科を卒業。これまでに、作曲を大里安子氏、正門憲也氏、法倉雅紀氏、Niels Rosing Schow、Jeppe Just Christensenに師事。また理論ピアノを法倉雅紀氏、チェロを長谷川陽子氏、声楽を与那城敬氏に師事。2014年8月より、デンマークに移住。2016年デンマーク音楽院大学院作曲科修士課程卒業。

これまでに作品が日本をはじめ、世界各国でCurious Chamber Players、Arditti Quartet、デンマーク放送交響楽団をはじめ様々な演奏家やアンサンブルに演奏される。また、フィンランドで行われたTtime of Music(2013)をはじめ様々なワークショップや音楽祭に参加し、研鑽を積む。また、スウェーデン、ゴッドランドにある作曲家のためのインターナショナルアーティストインレジデンシーやオーストリア政府文化庁給費芸術レジデンスに選出され参加するなど世界中で制作活動を行なっている。

2017年11月コペンハーゲン・デンマークにて自身初のオペラ”Skyggen「影」”をデンマーク・日本外交関係樹立150周年記念して発表。パフォーマンスは在デンマーク日本大使館公認の外交樹立150 周年記念事業として認定を受け、日本とデンマーク両国の文化理解と両国の今後のさらなる文化的交流発展を目指したアーティストコラボレーションプロジェクトとして多くのメディアの注目を集める。また、オペラはデンマーク・アート財団より『今年の音楽作品ベスト10』を受賞。



CCM Philharmonia Orchestraの2020/2021シーズンに新たにオーケストラとバレエの作品を発表予定。