Tomomi Kato's healing piano
For me now, music is a momentary light, and even though that light may not always be visible, it undoubtedly supports my life.
Playing music every day is a meaningful ritual that helps me to confirm my very existence, my thoughts, and my feelings. It is not a simple ritual, and it is not only for fun. My heart quivers as I feel the joy and recall the tears and smiles of people - the emotional responses that the music invokes in them.
The transition from childhood to adulthood is easier for some than others. For me, when I was young, I searched deeply to understand myself, and this process was like being lost in a dark forest. It took a long time to find the light after that darkness, but it also helped me to learn to live my own way. What remained after this inner voyage was my healthy body and an undeniable desire to play music. The sound of the piano for me was mana from heaven.
The sounds of my piano may seem dark, and at times may even sound sad. I use the word "healing," to describe it; for times of mental fatigue or when life feels overwhelming, I hope that my music is will feel like a comforting presence by your side.
I hope it will be received in the same way by those who feel similar pulses and resonances.
Composer and piano player. Began piano study from age 4 and composition from age 6. Graduated from the composition and theory course of the Faculty of Music, Nagoya University of Arts. Active in music production mainly on the piano. Developed music for commercials, radio broadcasts, and to play in self produced concerts.
2011：Pianist in the drama “Decisive Edition Eleven cat’s” arranged / drama
2013：Orchestra Overture Composition for Dance Performance "Ai Kakitsubatahime" (Patio Ikei Shun)
2014：composed and performed with the song "Teru Terubouzu" included in the compilation album "Kuturogi Time 3" (flute Kanako Koiwa)Arranged and performed with the song "How to knit a scarf" from the compilation album "Relaxing Time 5" (violin Kumiko Murakoshi)
2015：Composition and performance with “Under the full moon”, a song from the compilation album "INDIES JAPAN 2015" (violin Kumiko Murakoshi)
2016：1st piano solo album "real frontier" was nominated for Other category of 2016 Album of the Year on internet radio "solopiano.com"
Music production for the short film "A Day in the Life"