Ko Sahara (Japan, b. 1989) studied composition at the Tokyo University of Music in the classes of Shin-Ichiro Ikebe, Keiko Harada, and Toshio Hosokawa. He continued his training at Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) where he obtained a Master's degree in composition in the class of Ichiro Nodaïra. In 2014, he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory (Cnsmdp) in the composition class of Frédéric Durieux and in the new technologies class taught by Luis Naón, Yann Geslin, Yan Maresz, and Oriol Saladrigues.
In his latest scores, Ko Sahara has developed a language in which his personal invention is stimulated by forms and genres from both Japanese and Western traditional music. His scores have been played in concerts throughout Europe and Asia.