中村 仁美(なかむら ひとみ)

海外では、1990年より欧州各地、北米各地、中国、香港、韓国、ベトナムなどで演奏しており、2006年からは毎年コロンビア大学(ニューヨーク)で雅楽アンサンブルの指導と演奏会を行うほか、最近では2018年にジャポニスム伶楽舎公演(パリ)、2019年にジャパンソサエティ伶楽舎公演(ニューヨーク) に出演した。


received her M.A. from Tokyo University of the Arts, and studied gagaku, hichiriki, koto, samai, and songs under Sukeyasu Shiba, Nagao Okubo, Akihiko Ue, and Hideaki bunno.
As a member of the Gagaku Ensemble “Reigakusha",led by her mentor Sukeyasu Shiba, she has performed both classical and modern pieces on gagaku instruments. She has performed in many halls like the National Theatre in Japan and many times abroad: Tanglewood Musical Festival; the Ultima Contemporary Music Festival; MITO Settembre Musica, the Music from Japan (MFJ) Festival, and most recently in Paris (Japonismes 2018) and at Japan Society (New York) in 2019.
As a member of Reigakusha, she was awarded the Nakajima Kenzo Music Prize for the special feature in 2002, Saji Keizo Prize in 2016.

She is hichiriki artist in premier performances of many contemporary composers. She is founder of the “Ashi no kaze"(Reed Wind) Recital Series designed to develop the musicality and performance techniques of the hichiriki, which historically was not a solo instrument, and thereby has generated many new pieces for the hichiriki repertory.
In 2010 she received the prestigious Matsuo Performing Arts New Artist Award. In 2005 and 2013, her performances – in which the hichiriki was central – were released on CDs, “Hichiriki Kaleidoscope"(ALCD-65) and “The Voice of Koka"'(ALCD-95).
She also belongs to the Gagaku trio Chitose in collaboration with Dutch actor, Joep Dorren, performing in Dusseldolf, Trier, Amsterdam, and Tokyo in 2016, 2017, and 2020. She is one of mentors of the Gagaku Ensemble of the Columbia University in New York from 2006.
She teaches at the Kunitachi College of Music and Okinawa University of Arts.