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violinist, contractor, producer, and production manager

first woman of color to become a contractor on Broadway

executive director The Resonance Collective, tutti


Tomoko Akaboshi is a Japanese violinist, music contractor, and music producer who became the first woman of color to contract a Broadway musical  (A Strange Loop, 2020 Pulitzer Prize, 2022 TONY for Best Musical). 

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, she 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. 



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Alan Silvestri, Symphony Hall ​

Joe Hisaishi, Carnegie Hall

Audra McDonalc, Carnegie Hall

Madison Cunningham, The Tonight Show
Tituss Burgess, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall
Kurt Elling, Concert Master, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Christian Sands "Be Water", 2020 Grammy Nomination
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 

Kehinde Wiley and DJ Spooky at The Brooklyn Museum 

Nam June Paik exhibition, The Asia Society
Miho Hazama's m_unit, 2019 Grammy Nomination 

Mario Arturo, featuring David Liebman

Broadway musicals and select theatre:
Amazing Grace, Concertmaster


Miss Saigon

Sweeney Todd 

Ain't Too Proud 

My Fair Lady 

SpongeBob the Musical 

And Juliet 

Sweeney Todd 

West Side Story (Tokyo)
Spring Awakening (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



Here Lies Love, Broadway
A Strange Loop, Broadway 

Lyrics From Lockdown, Broadway (to be rescheduled)

The Lonely Few, MCC theater

Love Around the Block, Hermes / Enveekay

A Strange Loop, Playwrights Horizons

Unknown Soldier, Playwrights Horizons

The Visitor, The Public Theater

Most Happy in Concert, Bard College  

Most Happy, Williamstown Theater Festival

JOY, George Street PlayHouse

Live and Television

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Star Wars in Concert 

Andrea Bocelli

Audra McDonald at Carnegie Hall

Kurt Elling and DeeDee Bridgewater at Lincoln Center

The Boston Symphony Orchestra  

The New York Times



The Czech Philharmonic

The Budapest Film Orchestra

Sydney Scoring Orchestra

Tori Kelly 

Jonas Brothers

Jon Bellion

Elden Ring (FromSoftware)

Street Fighter 5 (CAPCOM) 

Biohazard/Resident Evil 6 (CAPCOM) 

Monster Hunter World (CAPCOM)

Dragon’s Dogma (CAPCOM)

Mobile Suit Gundam (Bandai Namco)



Slovak Radio Hall (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Dvorak Hall (Prague, Czechia)

Ocean Way (Nashville, TN)

Simon Leadley Scoring Stage (Sydney, Australia)

TomTom Studio (Budapest, Hungary)

Studio 22 (Budapest, Hungary)

Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)

Power Station (New York, NY)

Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York, NY) 

NBC Studios, (New York, NY) 

Women In Music—Career Building Workshop 

Maestra Music—Furthering Your Musical Career

The Resonance Collective—Furthering Your Career as a Minority Musician 

Musicians United For Social Equity—AAPI contractors’ panel



tutti,  Founder and Executive Director
The Resonance Collective, Founder and Executive Director
Tokyo Strings Workshop with Yamaha Japan, Founder and Executive Director

Google, Localization Supervisor and Translator  
Agency of Cultural Affairs Japan, liaison and coordinator
Houzz, translator
Great Big Story, translator


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