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Nakamura, Rei

is a pianist living in Germany. She was born in Tokyo and grew up in São Paulo. She completed her studies in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg im Breisgau, and postgraduate studies in contemporary music at the Hochschule für Musik Saar where she graduated with honours.

She has devised a number of concept-driven projects, which have been presented in festivals across Europe, South America, and Asia. Her current project, Movement to Sound—Sound to Movement, for piano, electronics and video began in 2007. This project won the support of Humboldt Foundation, German Music Council, and Arts Council England and toured England, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Japan. She regularly appears at festivals such as Usinesonore (Switzerland), Théâtre National du Luxembourg, and Festival Piano+ ZKM. She has been guest of Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), The Sound of Stockholm, Bernaola Festival (Vitoria–Gasteiz), and Classical NEXT (Wien). Her concerts have been recorded for radio broadcasts including Saarland Radio, Swedish Radio, Radio Bremen, WDR, German Radio, and SWR. She was invited to the Nachwuchsforum of Ensemble Modern in 2006 and won the Kranichsteiner Prize at the 45th Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt. She is a guest of ensembles such as SWR Experimental Studio Ensemble (Freiburg), Ensemble Nikel (Israel/Basel), and Pearls before Swine Experience (Stockholm).