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Taro Wayama is a Japanese born guitarist/composer. He is a winner of numerous competitions such as 1st place in the 2003 Aron Green/American String Teachers Association Guitar Competition and 2nd place in the Thailand International Guitar Competition.  As a composer he received “Best Original Score” at the Los Angeles Movie Awards for an independent film, “Anne Jennings”.

Taro is an active soloist and a chamber musician. He has performed in Japan, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, China and the US. He frequently collaborates with violin, clarinet, flute and voice performing his own compositions as well as music from Renaissance through 20th/21st Century and Folk/World music. He also collaborates with visual and multimedia artists to create installations which embody both visual and audio experience. Recently he was commissioned to compose a piece for Yutaka Sone’s new installation, Sky Next Door.

 

Taro holds Masters and Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Pepe Romero, William Kannengiser, James Smith, Brian Head and Scott Tennant.

He has performed in number masterclasses by great guitarists such as Pepe Romero, David Leisner, Scott Tennant, Benjamin Verdery, Dusan Bogdanvic, Fabio Zanon, and William Kanengiser.

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