Kaito Nakahori



June 30, 2020

Chamber Opera "Zero" (composition by Kaito Nakahori, Script by Oriza Hirata) will have its premiere at Toyooka Theater Festival 2020 on 9/13 at 16:30. The opera preformace will be directed by Hirata, and Nakahori will join the performance as the conductor. Tickets on sale at ofiicial website of Toyooka Theater Festival.

August 06, 2019

Nakahori's piece "Yaeyama Hirugi" won 1st prize at Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition, among 148 scores. It will have its Europe Premiere in Budapest, Hungary on August 6th.

March 09, 2019

Nakahori's comissioned Work "Two Different Paintings" will have its premiere at this anniversary concert along works by Peter Eötvös, Toshio Hosokawa and Máté Balogh. Concert will take place at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.

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Sep 18 2021

Mandolin Orchestra Guild The 9th regular concert (Kyoto Concert Hall, Japan)

“Shroud of the Rain” [World Premiere]

(Mandolin Orchestra Guild)

Jan 24 2021

Classical WSMR "Modern Notebook" (Florida, US)

“ZeroⅠ (Nai)” [Radio Broadcasting]

Streaming:8-10 PM EST


Sep 13 2020

Toyooka Theater Festival (Toyooka Citizen's Hall, Hyogo, Japan)

“Zero”[World Premiere]

(Chamber Opera, Script and direction by Oriza Hirata)


World premiere 13/09/2020

at Toyooka Theater Festival

Text/Staging: Oriza Hirata

Composer/Conductor: Kaito Nakahori

"The journey back to the roots of existence"

(Kobe Shimbun)

New record album "Mythologies" part of IIKKI's series was released on Nov 21st on Bandcamp. It is an electronic ambient music work composed by Kaito Nakahori and Masaya Ozaki. Art work is by Erwan Morère. 

Khemia Ensemble's debut album "Voyage" was released on May 14th on Bandcamp. It is a collection of the works that were commissioned and/or performed during the inaugural tour of South America. Nakahori's piece "Zero Ⅰ" is collected to the album.


Japanese Footbridge
Japanese Footbridgekoto and fl, cl, pn, vl, vc
Cracked 6-3
Yaeyama hirugicl, 2vl, vla, vc
Cracked 2-1
Cracked 2-1 - at northeastwind orchestra - 32254, pn, 34311, db, timp, 4perc


Jun/20 2016

Nakahori has been introduced as one of the Japanese composers based abroad by Japanese magazine "Mostly Classic"




Nakahori's new interview was has been printed in a popular chinese newspaper Daily Sunshine (晶報). There is actual newspaper and web news.

晶報 (chin po)


Nakahori was interviewed as a composer by NY Japion (Japanese Newspaper based in NY) about his activities.