Center of interests
Inter-disciplinary Projects, Composition for Ensemble, Collaborative Projects, Music with Voice
Eiko Tsukamoto is a Japanese composer currently based in Berlin, Germany. Prior to her formal composition studies, Tsukamoto studied philosophy in Tokyo and received private composition lessons from Toshio Hosokawa. She received commissions from KölnMusik, Tongyeong International Music Festival, WDR, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Kunststiftung NRW, Fondation Royaumont, among others. She worked with ensembles including Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Schlagquartett Köln, Exaudi Vocal Ensemble, Ensemble ascolta, Schallfeld Ensemble and Ensemble SurPlus. She was the winner of Takefu Composition Award (2008) and nominated for the 22nd Akutagawa Composition Award (2012). She received scholarships from Rohm Music Foundation (2013), Nomura Foundation (2014) and Hans und Stefan Bernbeck-Stiftung (2016). In 2017 she was awarded a residence scholarship in the Künslerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf supported by the Brandenburg Ministry for Science, Research and Culture. Participation in Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music (2014), Royaumont Voix Nouvelles for Composers (2016), impuls Academy (2017) and Sommer Academy Schloss Solitude (2017). Tsukamoto studied composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne) and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler (Berlin). Her main teachers were Johannes Schöllhorn and Hanspeter Kyburz.