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NAOKO KURAUCHI, is a graduate of the Musashino Music College in Japan. She studied under Hirohiko TAMURA and Tohru TAMURA . Naoko was selected for the 54th Japan Music Competition and received the 2nd New Composer Award by Japanese Society for Contemporary Music (JSCM) in 1985. Naoko was also the recipient of Nao-aki FUKUI Memorial Fellowship in 1986-88. She held a personal music exhibition in 1988. Her “Triptych” for Guitar solo was published in 2001 (JFC) and recorded in CD in 2002. “Dreaming” for Percussion solo, was published in 2003 (JFC) and recorded in CD in 2005. Naoko was selected for the Asian Music Festival 2003 in Tokyo and for the Asian Music Festival in 2007 in New Zealand. She is a member of the Japan Society for Contemporary Music (JSCM) and the Japan Federation of Composers, INC (JFC). Presently she is appointed part-time Lecturer of the Faculty of Music at Kwassui Women’s College in Nagasaki, Japan.