shioriOriginally from Japan, Shiori is described as a composer with “individual ears” (The Times). In 2012, her orchestral piece Warai (Laughter) received the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in Tokyo, Japan (judge; Toshio Hosokawa) and in the same year, the Civitella Ranieri Music Fellowship in conjunction with the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries. In 2013-2014, Shiori worked as a Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Sound and Music Apprentice-Composer-in-Residence, and also as a Scottish Chamber Orchestra Connect Fellow funded by BBC Performing Arts Fund, working with the children with additional support needs.

July 2015 saw the première of Shiori’s new work Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l. at the BBC Proms, performed by BCMG with conductor Franck Ollu at Cadogan Hall in London.


Shiori has produced works in radical instrumental music, and has worked with motion capturing sensors and biophysical technology. Many of her compositions are inspired by the sounds of the human body, the deep sea, and many other weirdly wonderful living organisms in the world.

Shiori enjoys playing improvisation in the UK and abroad as a vocalist and pianist, and has performed with musicians such as Arve Henriksen, Ilan Volkov, Rie Nakajima, and Lee Patterson.

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