Malika Kishino

Born in Kyoto in 1971, Malika Kishino studied Law in Kyoto (diploma in 1994). She came to France in 1995, where she studied composition with Yoshihisa Taira (École Normale de Musique, Paris), Robert Pascal (Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse, Lyon) and Philippe Leroux (IRCAM, Paris).

She has received grants from the major studios for electroacoustic music including GRAME (Lyon), SWR Experimentalstudio (Freiburg), ZKM Karlsruhe and the Groupe de recherches musicales (INA-GRM, Paris). Furthermore, she has received numerous prizes and awards including First Prize in the 6th concours of Groupe de Recherche Appliquée en Musique Electroacoustique (GRAME) and Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain in 2006, a fellowship to Academy Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart / Germany in 2008-09, a fellowship from the Landesregierung Nordrhein-Westfalen (2010-11), and an artist’s residency in Schreyahn /Germany in 2011.

Her two pieces are nominated for the musical Composition Prize of Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco 2021.

Commissions and Festivals: 

Présences, Festival de création Musicale of Radio France, the 23th Multiphonies of l´Ina GRM,  le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the Musica Festival in Strasbourg, the Biennale Music en scéne in Lyon,Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerische Rundfunk, RBB - Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, the Ultima Festival in Oslo, the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, Venezia Biennale Musica, the Rai Nuova Musica, Achtbrücken Festival in Cologne, the Essen Now Festival, Wittener Tage für neue Kammer Musik, Sagreb Music Biennale and many more.

Ensembles and Orchestras:

the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bochumer Symphoniker, Chorwerk Ruhr, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, NHK-Symphony Orchestra Tokyo,Tokyo Philharmonic Choir, Dresden Chamber choir, Helsinki Chamber choir, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Asko-Schönberg, Oslo Symphoniette and l´Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Quatuor Diotima and many more.

Conductors: Pascal Rophé, Peter Rundel, Daniel Kawka, Lukas Vis, Christian Eggen, Jean-Michaël Lavoie, Bas Wiegers, Florian Helgath, Lawrence Renes, Yoichi Sugiyama

Broadcasting: Deutschlandradio Kultur, hr2-Kultur, Deutschlandfunk, WDR 3, SWR 2, NDR Kultur, SRF2, France Musique, NHK (Japan), BR-Klassik, RBB-Kultur, Musica Viva, Rai Radio, RTP (Rádio e Televisão de Portugal)

In 2014, her portrait CD Irisationwas published by the Wergo label and Deutscher Musikrat (German Music Council) as part of the Edition Zeitgenössische Musik, a CD collection featuring current contemporary music created in Germany. Her works are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni in Milan.