Kazuyo Kuriya

Kazuyo Kuriya is a flutist, composer and arranger from Japan, currently based in Tokyo, Japan.  She graduated from the Musashino Academia Musicae with a major in Classical Flute Performance in 2004 and the Berklee College of Music with a major in Jazz Composition, winning the Toshiko Akiyoshi Award in Jazz Composition in 2010. Kazuyo has appeared in numerous leading concert halls, such as Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, at the Blue Note in New York, and at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. She records and tours with Women of the World and the Kazuyo Kuriya Quartet. She has performed with the World Flutes Ensemble at two National Flute Association (USA) Conventions, where she has also presented workshops in World Music and Jazz improvisation. She has received numerous commissions, notably by the National Flute Association in 2011.





武蔵野音楽大学器楽学科フルート専攻卒業。2007年、奨学生としてBerklee College of Music(米ボストン)に入学。2010年、同大学ジャズ作曲学科を卒業後(Toshiko Akiyoshi Award 他を受賞)、ニューヨークへ移住。Blue Note New York やCarnegie Hall他で演奏、編曲が初演される。


自身の作品「Green Tree House」が世界5カ国で初演されるなど作曲家としての活動の幅を広げている他、全米フルート協会から委嘱を受ける等、編曲活動も盛んである。これまでに、Marcos Valle, Cesar Camargo Mariano他と共演。