Award-Winning Composer and Musician from London.

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Upcoming Events

23July 2023

Performing a solo piece.

Premiere of a new composition

At 13:00-14:30Irish Institute of Music and Song, Balbriggan, Dublin

15 euros

29 July 2023

Past Activities

  • 2022 participated in Japanese film project in the Barbican Hall
  • 2021 participated in film project in the Barbican Hall
  • 2020 A little Pond for Koto was composed
  • 2019 participated in Japanese film project in the Barbican Hall
  • 2019 Premièred Palm of Universe in Japan
  • 2017 Won 2nd Prize at TIAA All Japan Composition Competition
  • 2016 Premièred Heavenly River for Shakuhachi and String Quartet at SOAS
  • 2016 Performed with Merry Fullerene in Tokyo Billboard (the performance will be uploaded here shortly)
  • 2015 Collaborated with Tanroh Ishida
  • 2015 Premièred Shamisen piece by Hibiki Ichikawa and Dolcinea Quartet in Tokyo
  • 2013 Started PhD at SOAS to study ethnomusicology (researching Japanese and western values of music)
  • 2012 Dance collaboration with Jose Compose
  • 2011 Performed Peter Etvos percussion solo music at Barbican Centre premiered clarinet concerto dance collaboration with Jose Compose Premiered Kojo-no-tsuki at Japan-Earthquake Charity concert
  • 2010 Collaborated with London Contemporary Dance School
  • 2009 Completion of a solo piece “Yes, No and What?” (Premièred in 2011)
  • 2007 Premièred percussion concerto at Sussex University
  • 2006 Toured as a soloist with Brighton & Hove Youth Strings Ensemble until with his arranged compositionsfor marimba and chamber ensemble Premiered Night Song- a piece for soprano and piano Won solo Competition for Brighton Youth Strings Ensemble
  • 2005 Premièred solo marimba music for Hiromi Harashima


  • PhD in Ethno/musicology and Composition – SOAS, University of London
  • PGCE in Music – Middlesex University
  • MA Chamber Music (percussion – composition as elective) – Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • BA Hons Applied Psychology and Sociology – University of Brighton 

Taichi Imanishi

Award-winning composer specialised in music for visuals.

Dr Taichi Imanishi has completed a BA in Applied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Brighton, MA in Performance – Percussion (with composition in the elective class) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, PGCE at Middlesex University, and PhD in Ethnomusicology/Musicology/Composition under the supervision of Professor Keith Howard at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London).

Taichi has studied with international musicians including David Corkhill, Michale Skinner, Simon Limbrick, Richard Benjafield, Adrian Spillett, and Julian Philips. In his percussion career, Taichi has performed at prestigious venues including the Barbican Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and the Brighton Dome. As a composer he writes a range of styles from avant-garde to popular music. He has extended knowledge of cross-cultural compositions from his PhD research in which he studied Western compositions featuring Japanese instruments. He has won second prize at the 23rd TIAA All Japan Composition Competition 2017.

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