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Mr. Kobayashi's A Lark in Snow which is to my mind a piece of poetic extremism. He has pared his material down to very little, and it is very beautifully heard.

Harrison Birtwistle

Sumio Kobayashi (小林純生 Kobayashi Sumio, born 29 December 1982 in Mie, Japan) is a Japanese composer of contemporary classical music. He won at the I.C.O.M.S. 29°Concorso Internazionale di Composizione, Gyeongsangnam-do Special Prize at Isang Yun Prize, was second place at the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2013,[1] was a finalist at Pablo Casals International Composition Competition in 2015[2] and won the International Composers' Competition of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.

Sumio Kobayashi Official Website
Geneva Music Office. Composer • Linguist • Poet


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