Nozomi Omote

Nozomi OmoteNozomi Omote is a freelance percussionist and educator based in Brisbane. She has performed mainly classical and new music alongside latin, pop and early music. 

She has worked with several professional orchestras and ensembles such as Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Queensland’s chamber orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Queensland Pops Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Clocked Out, Speak Percussion, and Southern Cross Soloists. She is a member of Australian percussion group, Early Warning System. She toured with them to Texas (U.S.A) as a part of PASIC in 2015, where they played Australian new compositions. She has appeared as a guest artist for Ensemble Trivium’s “Locally Sourced” concert in 2017/2018. 

After doing a Bachelor of Education at Kanazawa University in Japan, she moved to Brisbane in 2003 and completed a Master of Music Studies at Queensland Conservatorium with Vanessa Tomlinson and Tom O’Kelly. In 2004, she won the Hokuriku young performer competition, which allowed her to play as a marimba soloist with Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa conducted by Hiroyuki Iwaki. In the same year, she won the Ishikawa prefecture new artist scholarship. In 2006 at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, she had a masterclass from Dame Evelyn Glennie. Also in the same year, she gave her first debut recitals in Brisbane and Melbourne. In recent years she has performed several events such as Australian Percussion Gathering and Big Percussion Day Out. 

She has taught at several institutions including the Percussion Department at the Queensland Conservatorium, Queensland College of Music, Just Percussion and Queensland Youth Orchestra. She has given masterclasses and workshops at Melbourne University and University of QLD.

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