Akiko Hori is a Japanese pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer.
Excellence in musical skills, keyboard and vocals combined with an appealing personality, grace and style have made Akiko a consistent draw card for many 5 Star Hotels, Cruise Lines and 5 Star Venues throughout the world.
Akiko’s original Japanese and English lanaguge music is enjoyed by fans across the globe. From Okinawa Soul, Japanese Showa, Enka and sleek arrangements of popular standards Akiko Hori is a Japanese original.
And now after extensive worldwide traveling and performing, 2020 once again will see Akiko back in the studio producing and creating more of her unique originals.
“Diamond Princess – Princess Cruise Line 2019 says…”
Akiko Hori is the Guest Entertainer Pianist onboard Diamond Princess. As a native Japanese speaker and someone who is also well versed in Western musical practices and repertoire, Akiko is the perfect fit for the Diamond Princess.
Her specialty sets in Japanese are well-developed and equally well received. This is also well supported by her ability to perform a large variety of repertoire in English, achieving a great balance her onboard the Diamond Princess, which supports a wide ranging, bilingual audience. Akiko has supported many additional events, such as the Japanese Folk Song sing-a-longs, theme nights, and her own featured solo cabaret show in the Explorers Lounge on many occasions.
Akiko is a well-trained musician who has developed a number of original songs and arrangements of Broadway and American Song Book standards in her own unique style, which shows a great depth of musicianship, creativity and showmanship. Akiko was a great addition to the outstanding Music and Entertainment team here onboard Diamond Princess.
“From the VIP JTB World cruise on Sun Princess – Princess Cruise Line 2018…”
A so very gifted performer!
Akiko has an outstanding technical command of the Piano she performs with well-developed dynamics, and is visibly passionate during her performances. Akiko performs a wide variety of music and has the range, vibrato, and depth to her voice required of the top level Princess Cruises performers. Akiko performed her solo show on several occasions which demonstrated many of her original compositions and arrangements.
Akiko has presented a large variety of themed sets this contract, encompassing a wide variety of music, styles, and languages: Originals, Enka Music, Broadway, and many more.
Oh my! Akiko excels in entertaining both English and Japanese guests!
Akiko Hori is a member of ( JASRAC ) the; Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers.