TOMOKO AKABOSHI

violinist, music coordinator and producer

executive director The Resonance Collective

ABOUT

May 2020 - Tomoko recently became the first female to music coordinate a Pulitzer-winning musical (A Strange Loop). 

Born in Tokyo, Tomoko started her career as a musician at age twenty, and has since performed and interpreted for internationally renowned artists such as Alan Silvestri, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, The Verve and more. Her performing experience includes studio recordings and TV soundtracks as well as acting as concert master for the Broadway musical, Amazing Grace and Tokyo productions of Broadway musicals, Spring Awakening and West Side Story.

 

Tomoko has coordinated and interpreted for musical productions in the United States, Japan, Germany, Australia, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. These productions encompass a variety of musical styles, including classical, film, theater, jazz and video game music. She has worked with orchestras such as the Tokyo Philharmonic and the Czech Philharmonic, and on orchestral recording sessions for video game titles such as "Resident Evil 6/Biohazard 6" (CAPCOM) and "Binary Domain" (SEGA). She has also interpreted for six-time Emmy Award winning composer and conductor, Mark Watters, for "Star Wars in Concert," and for Grammy-winning jazz artist, Maria Schneider, at the Tokyo Blue Note.

 

Using management skills obtained from her extensive musical experience, provides coordination and management/producing services to American artists and companies for their dealings with Japan, and vice versa. Tomoko aspires to connect the Japanese and American cultures to one another. She is the founder and director of  Tokyo Strings Workshop, a source for Japanese strings players to learn to play in contemporary American styles like jazz and bluegrass. 

 

赤星友子(あかぼし・ともこ)
東京出身。歴史上初めてのピューリッツァー受賞ミュージカルの女性コーディネーターとなる。これまでにヨーロッパやアメリカをはじめとする各国のオーケストラやプロダクションのコーディネートを行い、ニューヨークのミュージカル界で最初の有色人種、移民の女性コーディネーターとして認められる。
ヴァイオリニストとしては松田聖子、桑田桂祐、久石譲、アラン・シルヴェストリとの共演歴を持ち、現在拠点をおいているNYではブロードウェイミュージカルのコンサートマスターやジャズの弦楽アンサンブルを中心に演奏活動を続けている。
有色人種女性がアメリカで働く機会と環境づくりのプログラムやアメリカやヨーロッパのアーティストを日本に招聘するワークショップやコンサートなどを自主プロデュースし、日本と欧米の架け橋となるプロジェクトに力を注いでいる。

 
 
 

CREDITS

PERFORMER

Alan Silvestri, Symphony Hall ​

Joe Hisaishi, Carnegie Hall
Tituss Burgess, Kennedy Center
Kurt Elling, Concert Master, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Final Fantasy - The Record Keeper (Square Enix), solo violinist

Monster Hunter World (CAPCOM)
Gundam Blue Destiny (Bandai Namco)
Ace Combat Assault Horizon (Bandai Namco)
​Jazz violin duo Two Violins, The White House 

Miho Hazama's m_unit 
Mario Arturo, featuring David Liebman
Kehinde Wiley and DJ Spooky at The Brooklyn Museum 

Nam June Paik exhibition, The Asia Society

Broadway musicals and select theatre:
Amazing Grace, Concertmaster

Sweeney Todd, solo violinist, in-house contractor (off bway)

Spring Awakening (Tokyo), solo violinist

Matilda (substitute)

Miss Saigon (substitute)

Ain't Too Proud (substitute)

My Fair Lady (substitute)

SpongeBob the Musical (substitute)

West Side Story (Tokyo)

Carmen Jones, Concertmaster (off bway)

Miss You Like Hell, Concertmaster (off bway)
Charlie Brown (Tokyo), violin, viola
Soft Power, violin (off bway)

Bella, fiddle, viola (off bway)

Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture

24 Hour Musicals 2013 - 2019

COORDINATOR

Concerts and Theatre

Boston Symphony Japan Tour, Liaison and Coordinator

Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Japanese Relations under Weiber Consulting

Czech Philharmonic recording, Associate Music Coordinator 

A Strange Loop, Playwrights Horizons (off-broadway)

Unknown Soldier, Playwrights Horizons (off-broadway)
The Visitor, The Public Theater (off-broadway, upcoming)

24 Hour Musicals (Broadway)

Sweeney Todd, (musician's in-house contractor, off-broadway) ​​

Andrea Bocelli, Japan 
Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo - Music from Square Enix


Orchestral sessions and artist management
Street Fighter V, Associate Music Coordinator

Bio Hazard 6/Resident Evil 6 - Sydney, Australia 

Monster Hunter World - Nashville, USA

GUNDAM, Associate Music Supervisor, Coordinator, Violinist

Final Fantasy XV - Assasin's Festival, Coordinator

OKAMI JAZZ Associate Music Supervisor and Coordinator, Violinist

Dragon's Dogma - Sofia, Bulgaria
Czech Philharmonic - Orchestra Recording Supervisor, Music Coordinator

JUMP FORCE (Bandai Namco) Orchestra Recording Supervisor, Music Coordinator

PRODUCING,
BILINGUAL LIAISON, PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Google, Localization Supervisor and Translator  
Executive Producer of Tokyo Strings Workshop
Executive Producer of The Resonance Collective
Agency of Cultural Affairs Japan, coordinator
Houzz, translator
Great Big Story, translator

 

 

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