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J-RPG "GRANDIA" the official orchestral arrangements. Original Music by Noriyuki Iwadare, Arranged & Conducted by Kentaro Sato, Performed by Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Kentaro Sato (1981- ), Ken-P to his friends, is an award-winning composer, conductor, and lyricist. His symphonic and other instrumental works have been featured in TV/Film media, game industry and concert performing groups around the world such as London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. 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 was born in Hamamatsu, Japan, a manufacturing city known for musical instruments. He received a Master of Music in Conducting with Distinction and a Bachelor of Music in Media Writing from California State University, Northridge. In addition to his music degrees, he holds degree in Cinema from Santa Monica College.
The Budapest Symphony Orchestra (BPSO) was founded in 1992 by members of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (HRSO) for projects and activities outside their usual performance and broadcast duties. Over the years, BPSO has provided wonderful orchestral colors for many classical music, film, and television productions.