1. Please provide us with a brief bio of yourself and your background.

Hi! I’m Reiko Nomura.
Composer, Film Composer, and Pianist born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

I composed many songs including Japanese horror film music, game music, etc.
I have performed in so many places around the world including Suntory Hall (Tokyo, Japan), Mozarteum concert hall (Salzburg, Austria), the Host band of 2nd.st Jazz club, Orchid festival (Los Angels, USA), and so on.
Besides the performer, I teach the piano, DAW, compose.

Currently, I attend a Master of Fine Art program at Film Scoring Academy of Europe where I won The Jan Kaczmarek Scholarship.

2. What led you to become a talent/artist/influencer/performer?

I'm not good at keeping doing one thing.
I have studied classic organ, jazz piano, conduct, orchestration, film scoring. But, I have studied not only music but also art therapy, psychology, and web design.
As a result, it led to my borderless musical work.
My job is also a variety of genres such as a pianist, composer, conductor, instructor, etc.

When I was a kid, I thought it was bad that I couldn't focus on one thing, so I'm proud of myself as a multi-talented person now.

3. What is your own definition of an impressive performance/show/masterpiece?

Creatively, Beautiful, Unique, and Powerful, but minimal and simple.

4. What is your creative or ideation process like?

If I come across something from the outside like climate change, discrimination, lost loved ones, etc. that I can't help myself, I want to express that feelings.
Also I want to express myself that I find while doing psychoanalysis or meditation.

Actually, it's easy to say words that is quick and easy to express my thoughts, but there are various problems in words. And I don't think it's a polite way of expressing everything in words or attitudes.
So, when I want to express my thoughts, I make an instrumental work.

The composition process is just composed with feeling in front of the piano. After that, using DAW and analyzes notes and me.

5. What has been the best performance of your career so far?

I don’t have the best performance yet. I hope to die after my best performance very soon.

6. Congratulations! As the winner of LIT Talent Awards, what does it mean to you, or your team, to receive this honor?

I think "talented" is very important skill for performers, composers and musicians.
I felt a bit embarrassed that I am talented but very honored this award.

7. How has winning an international awards help promote you and/or your masterpiece?

The international awards are very important for me because I think Japanese artists and Japanese music is not so world common yet.
Fortunately, after won this award, I got some messages and offers.
It's a good chance to let everyone know about my music and Japanese musician.

8. What are the challenges, for your winning entry, that you faced?

I didn’t have my pictures and movies to show about myself.
Because recent my job is a composer or instructor those are working behind the scenes.
So, I went to photo studio and shoot my pictures was very challenging experience:)

9. What advise you will give to those who are in the same industry and/or are interested with your craft?

Self-analysis is most important to do music.

10. Who inspired you in your life, and why?

I do analyze myself for long long years. Sometimes with a counselor or therapist and sometimes I do meditation.
But still I don’t know about me. It’s a kind of universe.

11. Who do you admire and what did he/she do that motivated you?

I’m so lucky because I have a great musician husband. He is a composer and pianist, also has many students. We organize music classes, live concerts, jam sessions, film music, etc. We impressed each other 24/7.

12. Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Anything interesting. I love interesting.

13. What is the key that made you succeed? Any parting words of wisdom?

I don’t think I succeeded yet.
May be I won’t feel succeed forever.
I just try to develop and craving successful whole my life.

14. What is your upcoming masterpiece, that you’re currently preparing, about?

This award winning song "Humanity" is suite has 3 songs. But I released only 2 songs yet. 1 more song is coming soon and it means this suite will be done soon.

My latest piece is a big orchestra with a choir song. But since the pandemic started I can’t record the choir parts. I hope to end the pandemic and record it soon.

15. If you could change anything about the entire industry, what would it be?

I attended demonstrations about #metoo #withyou many times.
I want to change the gender gap and make gender diversity.

16. Do you have anything else you would like to add for the interview?

I should say Thank you to orchestra musicians, conductor, recording engineers, preparing score and parts sheets volunteers, camera crew, and the supervisor.
I only composed.
I need all of your work for my pieces and got this award.

Winning Entry

LIT Music Awards  - Reiko Nomura

Winner/ Winner's Company

Composer / Film Composer / Pianist


Instrumentals Performance - Best Music Composer

LIT Music Awards  - Platinum Winner