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Yui Katada studied composition at Toho Gakuen College Music Department, Japan. She earned her master’s degree in choral conducting from Sibelius Academy, Finland.

She has studied choral conducting with Kenji Otani, Matti Hyökki and Nils Schweckendiek; composition with Kazuo Misse, Momoko Ohya, Juhani Nuorvala and Tapani Länsiö; vocal music with Yasuaki Fujikawa, Makiko Sonoda and Margareta Brandt; conducting with Nanao Yamamoto; and piano with Hisae Miwa, Iku Miwa and Jarmo Eerikäinen.

She has established a nationwide reputation as a promising choral conductor and composer. Her music focuses on “breaths,” which flows constantly between the body and surrounding space. She accurately catches the sense of voice, sound and colour arising from natural breathing, and weaves them into stereophonic harmony with her skillful conducting.

She served as the assistant conductor in the 3rd JCA Youth Choir (hosted by Japan Choral Association) in 2014. Later in the year, she founded “Noema Noesis”, a choir which she currently serves as the artistic director and conductor. Since 2016, she is also the supervisor of “pneuma Female Choir.”