Keiko Fujiie

Born: 
1963 -
Place of Birth: 
Kyoto, Japan

Keiko Fujiie, born in 1963 in Kyoto, is an award-winning composer whose music is frequently performed both in Japan and internationally. After graduating at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, she completed her postgraduate studies at the same institution. She is among the very few Japanese composers to have twice won the coveted Otaka Prize awarded by the NHK Symphony Orchestra for the previous year's outstanding composition; in 1995 for Beber for orchestra and in 2000 for Guitar Concerto No"Koisucho". She has composed a number of pieces for guitar, many of them for the distinguished Japanese guitarist (also her husband) Kazuhito Yamashita.