Yuya Miyazaki

Assistant Conductor
University of North Texas

A young conductor Yuya Miyazaki is rapidly emerging as one of most dynamic and sought after conductors of both symphonic and operatic works. Miyazaki is conductor of Dallas Asian American Youth where he has elevated the organization’s profile and added challenging repertoire. He led the group on an international education tour that culminated with two public performances in Peterskirche and Mozarteum’s Großer Saal, Austria. He is also music staff of the Opera Wakayama (Japan) where he has conducted Puccini’s Tosca and La boheme and opera gala concerts. In the summer of 2018, he joined the Accademia Europea dell'Opera (Lucca, Italy) as conducting fellow where he worked with faculty members consisting of Teatro all Scala and Vienna State Opera music staff. He assisted the productions of Handel’s Serse and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro as well as the opera gala concert. In past seasons, Miyazaki was invited to the 6 th Varna International Opera Academy (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) and conducted the main production of Copland’s Tender Land and French opera Gala. In his native country Japan, he was invited to the 2 nd Kyushu Earthquake Relief Charity Concert in the Symphony Hall of Osaka, Japan. Early in his career, he served as director and conductor for the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) orchestra from 2013 to 2017. In addition, he served as frequent cover conductor for the Abilene Philharmonic (TX). The list of ensembles he has collaborated includes Yakima Symphony, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony, and Arizona Contemporary Ensembles, International Sinfonia Arsis, Stara Zagora State Opera Orchestra, and Abilene Philharmonic.  Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Miyazaki received a master’s degree in orchestral conducting with minor field of musicology at the University of North Texas where he was awarded the Lupe Murchison Foundation scholarship. He is currently finishing doctoral degree in orchestral conducting at the University of North. He serves as graduate teaching fellow and recipient of UNT graduate assistantship tuition scholarship as well as John Giordano Conducting Scholarship and Richard Dufallo Memorial Scholarship.  Miyazaki has been influenced by a number of conductors, directors, and opera coaches such William Billingham, Ariadna Zagrean-Chiba, James Conway, Enza Ferrari, Mariano Furlani, David Itkin, Stephen Hopkins, Jonathan Peter Kenny, Simone Luti, Russell Miller, Tomas Netopil, Donald Schleicher, Dian Tchobanov, and Victor Yampolsky.