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Yu Okuda

Yu Okuda

Biography

Yu OKUDA is a Tokyo based musicals composer, arranger, music director, bandleader, and pianist.

Composer credits:
Avidya: No Lights Inn (won Cultural Affairs Agency Arts Festival Excellence Award in 2016, commissioned by Niwagekidan Penino) which was performed in Japan, Germany, the US, Nederland, Denmark, Australia and France.
Wataru’s innocent marriage hunting the Musical (commissioned by Umeda Arts Theater Co.,Ltd.)
Octopus Monks: Ritual of Forgetting (commissioned by Niwagekidan Penino)
Rhapsody on Kumamoto folksongs “Yoheho-bushi” and “The Lullaby of Itsuki” for violin and shamisen (commissioned by NIPPON STEEL Arts Foundation)
Japanese musical How to draw manga (commissioned by hicopro)
Novecento Un Monologo (commissioned by MAM)

Music director works:
【Shows at Home】Do You Hear The People Sing ? - Les Miserables Remote performance video (It has been watched about 7 million times on YouTube)

Yu holds a BA in Music from Dept. Composition, Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, JAPAN.

Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret

Regions

  • Other Countries

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Songwriter
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Other
  • shamisen

Software

  • Finale
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Pro-Tools

Person of Color?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • She/Her