Osamu Kadowaki (Japan) was born on 12 February 1964 in Shiogama, Japan. He studied mathematics and composition at the Miyagi
University of Education, where he graduated in 1986. He studied composition under Masao Homma and Kazuo Kikkawa. He received his master’s degree in music education in 1995. Since 1986,
Kadowaki has taught at public high schools.
He was awarded the Miyagi Prefecture Arts Prize for Young Artist in 1999. He was selected to receive the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs composition encouragement prize in 2003.
He is a member of Japan Federation of Composers, Japan Society for Contemporary Music and Japan Society for Electronic Music.