Born in 1988 in Fukuoka, Japan, Koki Nakano is already a reference for this new generation of multi-genre artists, breaking down the walls between music, whether classical, jazz, pop or contemporary. This graduate of the Toho Gakuen School of Music and the Tokyo University of the Arts will specialize in composition while developing his passion for choreography by working with different dancers, Mariko Kakizaki, Amala Dianor and Damien Jalet.
He came to France for a series of concerts with his group Gas Law, which he created with his brother Daiki Tsuneta and the French violinist Robin Dupuy, and finally settled there, where he met Laurent Bizot, director of the sublime and astonishing label No Format.
From this adventure will come three albums: Lift (2016) in duo with the cellist Vincent Segal, Pre-Choreographed (2020) and finally Oceanic Feeling (2022). At the same time he will expand his musical field, composing the music for Brise-Lames by Damien Jalet, a contemporary creation for the Paris Opera (2020) or the music for a fashion show by Issey Miyake.
Koki Nakano will be on stage at the Festival des cinq continents on July 12 to give us the keys to his latest album, Oceanic Feeling. His oceanic feelings, which explore with intensity the fragile balance of our existence, will undoubtedly mark us with the red iron of life. Not the one that marks us with pain, but the one that makes us think with poetry to make us happier.
Photo credit © Camille Pradon
Koki Nakano : piano
Mourad Bouayad : dancer