KOKI NAKANO

Piano jazz

Japon

BIO

Koki Nakano is a composer and a pianist , born in 1988 in Fukuoka, Japan. He has been playing piano since he was three years old. After graduating Music High School at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, he enrolled at the composition department of Tokyo University of the Arts. He has performed recitals at the Louvre and the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), Cadogan Hall (London), Lincoln Center (New York).

In 2016, he released his first album Lift in collaboration with french cellist Vincent Segal from Paris-based label Nø Førmat. In 2019, Koki took part in a research workshop at the Reborn Art Festival in the landscapes of the Ishinomaki‘s bay. Accompanied by renowned visual artist Kohei Nawa, famous choreographer Damien Jalet and few dancers, they explore different points of fusion between the human body and the landscape.
His second album Pre-chographed is released in April 2020. Koki mixed his classical pieces with electronics sounds where he developed this relationship between dance and music.

In 2021, Koki composed the original music of Damien Jalet’s piece ‘Brise-lames’ alongside additional tracks by Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm. He then performed it live at Palais Garnier for Paris Opera’sopening gala.
In May 2022, Japanese composer and pianist Koki Nakano released Oceanic Feeling, an album that explores the fragile balance of life with intensity.

DISCOGRAPHIE

Mai 2022 : Oceanic Feeling – Album (No format)
2020 : Pre-Choreographed – Album (No format)
2016 : Lift – Album (No format)

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