Nishimoto was awarded with the 2014 Honor of Fondazione Pro Musica e Arte Sacra in Vatican for her contribution in the research and restoration performance of the "oratio", the chant and prayers of the Kakure Kirishitan (secret Christians) in Japan back in 1630s.
Tomomi Nishimoto was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by the Minister of State for National Policy on September 18th, 2012 (Tue.) for advancing “Japan” in communities around the globe through her worldwide activities.
Nishimoto will be attending the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century, a program hosted by the World Economic Forum at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Nishimoto will be the Executive Producer of the Olympus Hall Hachioji for the next three years (2011-2014).
Nishimoto will be leading the Hachioji: The Music City project to create a new face to the city. The project's goals are to promote the newly built civic center and the art scene, as well as to bring economic rejuvenation to the city. Nishimoto will be producing several original theatrics, like classical music based opera and ballets performances, that will place its theme on the city's distinct characteristics.
Nishimoto hopes to achieve “Simultaneous Resurrection of Tradition and Innovation” through the use of this theater.
Olympus Hall Hachioji
On September of 2010, Nishimoto acted as the Principal Guest Conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra). First founded in 1936 is Moscow, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia is one of Russia's best prestigious orchestras.
State Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra) (English)
On May 2010, Nishimoto conducted the Lithuanian National Philharmonic at the Vilinus Festival
Since it's inception in 1997, Vilinus Festival has become one of the most prestigious music festivals in all of Lithuania, and it continues to garner global focus. It is truly a unique music festival in that it invites soloists, conductors, and orchestras from around the world. It also does not limit itself to classical music, as it showcases jazz and contemporary music performances amongst others.
Vilnius Festival (English)
On May to June of 2009, Nishimoto conducted the Romanian State Philharmonic Orchestra (George Enescu). The program consisted of Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances, Prokofiev's Symphony No.1 in D major, Op 25, and Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68. The Romanian State Philharmonic Orchestra was first founded in 1868 by Eduard Wachman to help spread the popularity of classical music. At the time, the orchestra was named as the Romanian Philharmonic Society. Currently, the orchestra is also known as "George Enescu" Philarhomnic.
In October of 2008, Nishimoto conducted the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra's season opening concert at Hungarian State Opera House. The program included Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet and Capriccio Italien, Op 45 as well as Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor "From the New World", Op. 95. Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra is based in Budapest, Hungary, and they regularly hold concerts at Hungarian State Opera House.
In 2007, Nishimoto was selected as the Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The World Economic Forum started the Young Global Leader community in 2005 to follows its Global Leaders of Tomorrow program. Young Global Leader community has leaders of numerous fields and sectors under the age of 40 from around the world. The goal of the Young Global Leaders is to complete the Year 2030 Initiative. This initiative decides the vision of the world in which it must move towards by 2030.
World Economic Forum
In 2007, Nishimoto conducted the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra in Auditorium Rainier III. The program consisted of Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess, Bizet's Carmen, and Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor "From the New World", Op. 95. This performance proved to be a great success, as it was covered widely in the newspaper the following day.
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
In 2007, Nishimoto conducted the Bruckner Orchestra Linz at their regular concert. The program consisted of Prokofiev's Symphony No.1 in D major, Op 25, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op 64. The success at this concert proved to be the important first step for Nishimoto's career in Europe. Bruckner Orchestra Linz is one of Austria's oldest existing orchestra.
Bruckner Orchestra Linz
In 2006, Nishimoto conducted Tosca with Hungarian National Ballet. The ballet and its Opera House were founded in 1858 in Budapest, and it was first known as the Hungarian Royal Opera House. They were one of the first venues to have Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner's newly written pieces performed. They also have a rich history of having prominent conductors perform in the venue, such as Giacomo Puccini's performance of Madame Butterfly and Manon Lescaut. In the past, Gustav Mahler and Arthur Nikisch have held the Music Director title of the opera house as well. The Hungarian State Opera House continues to be one of the best known venues in Europe today.
Hungarian National Ballet (English)
In 2006, Nishimoto conducted in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. The festival is known to be the oldest music festival in Croatia, and it continues to attract people's attention with highly talented performances in ballet, classical music, and opera. Every summer nights during Dubrovnik Summer Festival, people enjoy splendid performances within the walls of the historic castles. In addition, they invite famous composers, soloists, orchestras, and conductors from around the world to take part in the festival.
Dubrovnik Summer Festival (English)
On November 6th, 2005, Nishimoto conducted the 2nd movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony in E flat (Unfinished Symphony) at P.I. Tchaikovsky State House Museum. This concert was widely reported by the news media in both Russia and Japan. On May 7th, 2006, Nishimoto conducted all four movements in the same venue.
P.I. Tchaikovsky State House Museum in Klin
In August of 2005, Nishimoto conducted the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Smetana Hall during Prague Proms International Music Festival 2005.
Prague Proms International Music Festival (English)
In 2003, Nishimoto conducted Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata in St. Petersburg Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. After her successful performance, she was asked to conduct Rigoletto in that same season. This successful performance paved the way to her promotion to the Principal Guest Conductor in 2004. This was the first time an Asian conductor was ever promoted to the rank of conductor in Russia's national opera and ballet scene.
St. Petersburg Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (English)
In 2003, Nishimoto conducted the Russian Symphony Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky Foundation during their performance in Japan. It was this successful performance that led to her promotion to the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director in 2004.
Tchaikovsky Symphony was formed in 1996 with the collaborations by the members of the Tchaikovsky Foundation and the winners of the International Tchaikovsky Competition. In past, the orchestra has performed for Moscow Conservatory, concerts in Moscow, international music festivals, and "International Tchaikovsky Competition for young artists". They regularly schedule symphony, opera, and ballet concerts. They also participate in charity events and music education programs for Russian and foreign musicians.
In 2000, Nishimoto received the Sakuya Kono Hana Sho. This award is given every year to five people who each excel respectively in five separate categories: Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Comedy, and Other Arts. The award's purpose is to promote the growth of Osaka's unique culture.
After successfully conducting the members of Saint Petersburg Philharmonic at Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall, Nishimoto was awarded the Order of Saint Stanislaus. Saints Petersburg Philharmonic is one of the oldest existing orchestras in Russia. They are based in the city that has undergone several name changes, including Petrograd and Leningrad. In 1991, the orchestra's name was officially changed to the current name from Leningrad Philharmonic.
Saint Petersburg Philharmonic (English)
In 1998, Nishimoto received the Idemitsu Music Award. Idemitsu Music Award was first awarded in 1964 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the start of a television program, Untitled Concert (Daimei no Nai Ongakukai). The award is presented to a promising musician who has made notable performances throughout the year. The award's purpose is to provide support to upcoming talented musicians continue their musical career. The award is regarded highly for its philanthropic purpose.
In 1998, Nishimoto successfully conducted the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra to make her Japanese debut. For this success, she was later awarded the Idemitsu Music Award.
Kyoto Symphony Orchestra (Englihs)
In 1996, Nishimoto went abroad to enroll in the Opera and Symphony Study program at Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. The conservatory is one of Russia's oldest and best music institutions. There, Nishimoto studied under the instructions of Ilya Musin and Viktor Fedotov. Their alumni include influential talents, such as Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, and George Balanchine. Even in present time, they are highly regarded for their elite faculty members and their flexible curriculum.
Saint Petersburg State Conservatory (English)
Nishimoto graduated from the Osaka College of Music with a degree in Composition in 1994. Founded in Osaka in 1915, Osaka College of Music is dedicated to producing musicians who can perform on a global scale.
Osaka College of Music (English)