Aya Yoshida was born in Kobe in 1992, she graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo in 2014, and  studied at the The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark from 2014-2016 (Master of Music in composition).

Among her Seminars and Festivals are: Académie de Musique Française de Kyoto in Kyoto, Japan in 2013 (Studied with Eric Tanguy), Musiikin Aika in Viitasaari, Finland in 2013 (Premiered by Curious Chamber Players), Wundergrund festival in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014 (Premiered by Arditti Quartet), UNM festival in Helsinki in 2015, in Åarhus in 2016 and Reykjavík in 2017, Pulsar festival in Copenhagen in 2015 and 2016 (Premiered by Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra), Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands in 2017, Opera “Skyggen” to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the diplomatic and commercial relations between Denmark-Japan following the official event by Japanese Embassy in Denmark and the Danish Ministry of Culture. 

She is often inspired by fashion when she composes her works and her works’ titles are often coming from fashion terms, for example, Polka dots, Tone on Tone Check, Pointed toe and Filigree.  


2019 Calgary New Music Festival | Airborne Extended


Filigree is a fashion term: it describes ornamental work of fine wire, usually in silver or gold, with the addition of tiny beads. This jewellery method has been a decorative technique since 3000 BC, favoured for its delicate, feminine finish.