Hiroaki Kataoka

Hiroaki Kataoka was born in 1983 in Iizuka, Fukuoka. He graduated from Tokyo College of Music majoring in percussion. He studied composition with Katsuhiro Tsubonou and Yutaka Fujiwara, and percussion with Atsushi Sugawara, Mariko Okada and Keiko Abe.

He plays professionally and also joins with many concerts and recitals performing his own works. When not teaching and giving clinics to orchestras and bands, he composes and arranges.

Kataoka was invited to Tongyeong International Music Festival and was able to collaborate with Ensemble Modern. His work The Path Tenma for Wind Orchestra was selected as one of five test pieces of the 2007 All Japan Band Competition. He currently teaches at Tokyo Seikyo University and Japan Women's University.

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