Kotoka Suzuki

Japanese-born composer.
Inspired by the synthesis of technology and music, Kotoka Suzuki composes for a wide range of media, including acoustic instruments, electronics, video, dance, and multimedia, often presented spatially with multiple speakers. Her work has been featured internationally by performers such as the Arditti String Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, Pacifica Quartet, and Continuum, and has been presented at numerous venues and by broadcasters such as Deutschland Radio, BBC Radio3, ISCM World Music Days, John Zorn’s The Stone, and Germany’s ZKM Media Museum.
Suzuki has received the Bourges First Prize in Multimedia (France), First Prize in the International Electro-Acoustic Musica Nova Competition (Czech Republic), and a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship among other awards. She has held residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Djerassi, and Ucross.
Suzuki received her D.M.A. in composition at Stanford University, where she studied with Jonathan Harvey. She then taught at the University of Chicago and Arizona State University, and currently is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.


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