Nakamura Noriko is a Japanese composer.She was born in Kusatsu,Shiga prefecture Japan.She graduated fromNotre Dame Jogakuin High School and Kyoto City University of Arts,and Graduate school of KCUA,summa cum laude.She received Music Association Award and Graduate School Award. While studying at autumn winter semester, she studied as cultural exchange student at Hochschule für Künste Bremen. She studied under Hirose Ryohei, Kitazume Michio, Fujishima Masahisa, Maeda Shuichi,Tajima Wataru, H.J. Kauffmann, G. Amy, and others. Her works have been performed and lectured at Festivals,Opera House,Conservatories,Universites, Broadcasting Stations,Halls in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Norway, Sweden,U.S.A, Mexico, Russia, Lithuania, and Israel.She charged theme music and radio drama at NHK Broadcasting Station and her works broardcasted at NHK-FM.She lectured at Heidelberg University in 1991 (Japanese female composers). In 1993, the Tokyo Festival Ballet performed “SAKURAMetamorphosis” at the Kongo Nohgakudo Theater and nine cities U.S.A tour as “Flower Metamorphosis”. Her debut work NOLI performed consecutively at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House as a representative Japanese dance performance at the United Nations Chartered 50th Anniversary Commemorative 50th Anniversary UNITED We Dance [Ishii Jun choreographied Tokyo Festival Ballet NOLI]. This work also coreographied and staged various stages as Korean traditional dance continuously for many years on the dance stages also [KURITA]. She received the 1st Ogura Risaburo Music Scholarship in 1997 for the researches about Japanese and Korean Tradititonal Music.She received Kyoto City New Artist Award in 2001. She stayed at Syke,Northen Germany as Artist in Residence of Die Höge and presened International Women Composers Conference (Germany). Claudia Birkholz Europe premiered her piano suite AQUA on the Cologne National Broadcasting Station in Germany.She was a member of the Kyoto Arts Center Steering Committee from 2008-17. She also received Shiga Cultural Encouragement Prize in 2010. Claudia Bilkholz Europe premiered Schlaflied am Flussufer for toy piano in Kunstverein Arteschmieden in Australia and CD included on the same work in Germany. Marimbist in New York Makoto Nakura performed as world premiere of “Onjoh-fu” for Solo Marimba and Marimba Ensemble with the members of the Kyoto City University of Arts in 2010, followed by the New Jersey City University Percussion Ensemble and the US premiere in 2011, and in 2012 Conservatory of Padova “M. Pollini” Art Percussion Ensemble. In addition, in 2015, ''Sky Eyes Groud Ears'' for Marimba Solo and 9 percussionists, first performed in KCUA percussion and Kyoto, and in 2016, premiered in Padova M. Pollini Conservatory in Italy, 2017. ''Sky Eyes Groud Ears'' also performed at Central Florida University Festival Art Week (North Florida Orlando Walt Disney Theater Dr. Phillip Center) and performed ''Sky Eyes Groud Ears'' at Makoto Nakura Marimba Recital ''Classical Revival of the Modern Times'' Matsukata Hall, Kobe Shimbun.This Marimba Concerto with Percussion Ensemble were performed in four cities around the world in two years since its premiere in Kyoto.Her percussion works and piano work were selected for ACLConference & Festival (2009 Tongyeong, Seoul, Korea) (2011 Taiwan) (2012 Israel). A grand stage theater piece "Ship of Life" text in Japanese, Chinese and Korean and a music stage for mixed chorus and east-west orchestra with electronics and video projection[text & composition] [producted by Shiga Prefectural Cultural Promotion Agency] received Shiga Prefecture Cultural Encourage Award,Opera Jianzhen GANJIN,and Nagahama municipal Shimokusano Elementary School children, teachers and 400 local residents "Kashinoki The Oak Tree Story" [text / composition / conductor], Mandala and percussion, dance, electronics Conceptual performance "August light prayer" [visual text writing design / composition], Koto and Western musical instruments, chamber orchestra, electronics "Dialogue with the sky" [Composition, text writing design / composition], "Dream for Peace" [composition, text, visual, writing design, and composition] with old and new chants with images, paintings, dyeing and weaving, On a comprehensive stage such as, she embarked on everything from text, visual, composition, and conductor. 2013 Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival in Korea (vox animum soul voice performed by Hanada Wakako [Ensemble Contemporary α]) Hong Kong International Contemporary Music Festival MUSICARAMA 2014 (Sakura performed by Kim Hong Joon, Yo Hyo Jun [Ensemble Eclat]). She lecture ed and performance at Universtät Mozarteum Salzburg (hokahi:Physical Understanding and Graphic Notation 2014) (As 21st century Piano Song - reconstruction through acoustic transition by visual phenomenon fusion 2016). Mozarteum in both AQUA = Shikyo / okunohosomichi / Zen /Zhuangzi/ between flowing water 2014 and 21st Century Piano Song -Retrospective and Encounter - Omote / Winter Journey to Longing Spring 2016 .She held four exchange professor recital concerts with.students works and professors works and performances in Kyoto City University of Arts and Universtät Mozarteum Salzburg.She is a member of the Japanese Society for Contemporary Music, The Japanese Federations of Composers,The Society for Research in Asiatic Musicand International Council for Traditional Music. International Contemporary Music Festival “Koto,Present in Asia” International Contemporary Music Festival “Asian Orchestra 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018”, International Festival “Asian Dance Today 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 ”. Seven solo exhibitions. Includes two DVDs of ten Japanese and German CDs. She was sterring committee member of Kyoto Art Center [2008-2017].Nakamura Noriko, Shimizu Yoshihiko, and Masuda Mayu are clumusica collaborative supervisor (2007-). Kochi no Kai, Tofu (2009-). ensemble clumusica has been set up in the Nakamura laboratory, and has been held International Contemporary Music Festivals. 2012 International Contemporary Music Festival《Koto,Present in Asia》(International Exchange House event hall). Since the 2013 International Contemporary Music Festival “Present of Orchestral Asia” International Festival “Music & Dance,Present in Asia”,OE International Alternative Festival, a series encounter project, and others.Currently,International Festivals have been held mainly at the University Hall,KCUA every year between Kyoto and various parts of the world. She is Judge of the NHK School Music Competition (2011-), a chorus contest organized by NHK and the All Japan Music Education and Study Group[Shiga,Wakayama,Kyoto,Nara,Osaka]. She was a Judge of the 21st Century Japanese Music Project International New Music Composition Contest (2015). She was Jury President of Solo Division on International Composition Competition “CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE DI COMPOSIZIONE 2019 International Competiton for Composers“ Unique Forms of Continuity in Space ” (2019). Lectures and performances at overseas universities: Heidelberg University (Germany), Universtät Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria 2014[master course],2016[mastero course]), Bacilica of San Domenico Imola(Italy,2013), Cattedrale Santa Maria Matricolare Duomo di Verona(Italy,2013), Sookmyung Women's University (Korea,2018), Guangxi University of Arts (China,2018).She is also a member of “Le jardin du temps et d'espace”. Most of early works, including debut works, have become various traditional and modern dance stages that transcend countries, and have been performed continuously around the world. After theater pieces and operas, Recently,she was composing her concerto for solo Japanese traditional instrument and Orchestra series as like sequenza [solo] and Chemin [concerto] by Berio.These are shakuhachi concerto, sho concerto,taiko concerto,shamisen concerto, Yanagawa-shamisen concerto, shamisen concerto, 25-stringed koto concerto,17-stringed koto concerto, four koto concerto[koto,20-stringed koto,25-stringed koto,17-stringed koto, concerto for chamber orchestra, flute concerto,bassoon concerto, trombone and tenor concerto, soprano and choral concerto, piano concerto, violin concerto, drum concerto,marimba concertto and oratorio for soprano,tenor and mixed chorus.Currently she is an associate professor at Kyoto City University of Arts, Faculty of Music and Graduate School of Music,KCUA.