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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Apr 23 2022

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

“Shroud of the Rain” [World Premiere]

(Mandolin Orchestra Guild)

Dec 4 2021

Nuova Consonanza Festival (Rome, Italy)

“Contemplation” [World Premiere]

(Violin:Francesco D'Orazio)

Aug 28 2021

Festival de Royaumont "Carré magique" (Royaumont Abbaye, France)

“Countless Wells” [World Premiere]

(For soprano, cello and 32 speakers)

(Electronics:Manuel Poletti (IRCAM), Soprano:Johanna Vargas, Cello:Marie Ythier)


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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.