About PPP

Project PPPは「現在進行形の音楽を形に耳に」を合言葉に設立された音楽家グループです。次世代の音楽に対しオルタナティブなスペースとして「場」を作ること、また異世代間、国内外のアーティスト交流を通し、その場の活性化を目指します。

Project PPP is a nonprofit organization founded by the artistic director Yukiko Watanabe and other Japanese musicians in autumn 2017. The Project aims to give supports to young musicians by providing the opportunities to develop their creative skills. It also addresses the issues of gender, race and ethnicity and fosters equality and diversity in the context of contemporary music. 

Project PPP:


To provide platforms for young musicians for their creative exchange

To promote gender and cultural equality and diversity

To address minority issues such as gender, race and ethnicity


Project PPP Composition Academy is an annual program for young composers. In 2019, the academy will take place from 2nd to 4th September in Tokyo, consisting of following events and activities:

A panel discussion with eight Japanese women composers (31 August)

A concert by Nakayama/Kitajima duo (2 September)

Lectures and workshops by Watanabe and Morishita (3&4 September)

Group and private lessons by Watanabe and Morishita (3&4 September)

<<Education Program>>

The project PPP’s artistic director Yukiko Watanabe and guest composer Chikako Morishita will give lectures, workshops and lessons to teach young composition students. This year’s focus is ‘Music and Language’.


The panel discussion with eight Japanese women composers will take place. The planned participants are: Noriko Koide, Yu Kuwabara, Tomoko Momiyama, Chikako Morishita, Akiko Ushijima, Ai Watanabe, Yukiko Watanabe, and Akiko Yamane. Woman Composers Meeting 2018/女性作曲家サミット2018 Archive (Japanese only)


The masterpieces for violin and/or ‘cello will receive their Japanese or world premieres in the academy’s opening concert by Karin Nakayama and Aki Kitajima. The program includes solo or duo works by Aaron Cassidy, Jürg Frey, Liza Lim, Simon Steen-Andersen and Chikako Morishita.