Kentaro (Ken-P) Sato
Location: California, USA
Kentaro Sato (1981- ), Ken-P to his friends, is a Los Angeles/Tokyo-based award-winning composer, conductor, orchestrator, singer and educator. His symphonic works have been featured in TV/Film media, game industry and concert performing groups around the world including the Philharmonia Orchestra of London and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In 2005, he was appointed as a resident composer and assistant conductor of the Torrance Symphony, and continues to provide rich cultural experiences to the residents of City of Torrance, California.
In the choral music world, Sato is best known as the winner of the prestigious ACDA Raymond W. Brock Memorial Composition Contest for “Kyrie” from Missa pro Pace (Mass for Peace) which was premiered at the 2005 ACDA National Convention in Los Angeles. He is also a frequent guest conductor and lecturer for various choral workshops and reading sessions around the world.
Sato is a licensed expert of MIDI from Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI), and have been involving in developments of many commercial and private orchestral sample libraries and music hardware/software. He is also a specialist in intellectual property management (administration) certified by the Japanese Government.
Sato was born in Hamamatsu, Japan, a manufacturing city known for musical instruments. Sato holds a Master of Music in Conducting (Choral) with Distinction and a Bachelor of Music in Media Writing from California State University, Northridge. In addition to his music degrees, he also holds degree in Cinema from Santa Monica College.