Satoshi Yagisawa was born inIwate Prefecture in 1975.
He was graduated from the Department of Composition at MusashinoAcademia Musicae.
After he completed the master's course of music at the graduateschool of Musashino Academia Musicae,
he devoted himself to his studies as a research worker for twoyears.
He studied composition under Kenjiro Urata, Hitoshi Tanaka, andHidehiko Hagiwara.
He studied trumpet under Takeji Sekine and band instruction under Masato Sato.
Satoshi Yagisawa composes awide variety of music including orchestral music, chamber music,and chorus.
His compositions for band that dramatically describe the WorldHeritage Sites and nature are very popular.
Recently his compositions have been introduced and well receivedoverseas including the 12th International Conference of WorldAssociation for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) in Singaporein 2005. In 2003, he arranged the theme music for the 54th NationalArbor Day in Chiba Prefecture (music for planting and sowingby the Emperor and Empress of Japan).
In 2005, he arranged the music for Japan Inter High School AthleticMeet held in Chiba Prefecture.
Satoshi Yagisawa participatesin a wide variety of activities including judging for competitions,
conducting as a guest conductor, instructing, and writing forvarious music magazines.
He is one of the most vigorous young composers in Japan now.