Rei Nakamura is an internationally recognized pianist specializing in the performance of contemporary music. In 2007, she started the project Movement to sound, sound to Movement for piano, electronics and video. Working in close collaboration with composers such as Annesley Black, Christian Winther Christensen and Christoph Ogiermann original and innovative acoustic-video performances have been created and performed worldwide.
As a Soloist she has performed with orchestras such as the SWR Symphonieorchester, as well as music festivals including Eclat Festival (Stuttgart, DE), Festival Acht Brücken (Colon, DE), Warsaw Autumn (Poland) , Sound of Stockholm (Sweden), Klang Festival (Denmark) und Monday Evening Concerts (USA). She is a member of the Ensemble Experimental (SWR Experimentalstudio Freiburg).
Rei Nakamura also develops theoretical approaches and concepts from her artistic experience. She is interested in the relationship between performance, music and art, dance and movement, history and the present. This has resulted in published articles in NZfM and MusikTexte and a radio show in Deutschlandradio Kultur.
She gives seminars and master classes at various universities and colleges, in particular on piano music of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as multimedia repertoire.
Rei Nakamura was born in Japan, grew up in Brazil and is based in Germany.