Nakamura, Rei

A pianist living in Germany, she was born in Tokyo and grew up in São Paulo. She completed her studies in Germany at the High School of Music in Freiburg and postgraduate studies in contemporary music at the Saarland High School of Music and Theatre, graduating with first-class honours.

She is the author of 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, winning the support of Humbolt Foundation, German Music Council and Arts Council England and touring England, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Japan.

She regularly performs at venues and festivals such as Festival Usinesonore (Switzerland), Théâtre National du Luxemburg, and Festival Piano+ ZKM. She has been a guest of Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), the Sound of Stockholm, Bernaola Festival (Vitoria), and Classical NEXT (Vienna). Her concerts have been recorded for the radio by broadcasters such as the Saarland Radio, Radio Sweden, Radio Bremen, WDR, German Radio, and SWR. She was invited to the Nachwuchsforum of Ensemble Modern in 2006 and won the Kranichsteiner bursary at the Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt. She plays with ensembles such as SWR Experimentalstudio Ensemble (Freiburg) and has been a guest of Ensemble Echoi, Ensemble Nikel (Israel/Basel), and Pearls before Swine Experience (Stockholm).