Koki Nakano is a composer and a pianist, born in 1988 in Fukuoka, Japan.
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). He released his first album Lift in 2016, in collaboration with French cellist Vincent Segal under the 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-choregraphed 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’. He then performed it live at Palais Garnier for Paris Opera’s opening gala.
Koki Nakano's new album Oceanic Feeling is released in May 2022 as well as four musical videos gathering choreographers and dancers Tess Voelker and Nicolas Huchard, Marion Motin, Mourad Bouayad.
Portrait © Camille Pradon