Akiko Hori | Japanese Neo-Classical & Crossover Classical Music
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Akiko is a highly gifted and experienced performer. She transports audiences across a broad spectrum of musical styles ranging from Jazz, R&B, Classical, Latin and Contemporary standards.
Her musical education commenced at the age of five. Studies of great classical masters led her to the prestigious Music College of Nagoya in Japan where Akiko graduated with Bachelor of Piano.
Akiko continued her piano and vocal studies to incorporate Jazz, Blues and Latin American Music.
Her extensive vocal repertoire includes influential artists such as Etta James , Nina Simone and Sade through to Ray Charles.
She established a successful career performing at 5star hotels and cruise lines from 2001 in; Japan, Singapore,HK, Macau,
China ,Australia….more than 40 countries .
Akiko continues to perform nationally and internationally.
Akiko provides excellent entertainment and will prove to be a sound investment for your venue.
Since 2014, Akiko has been a regular on the exclusive luxury cruise line Princess Cruises as a guest entertainer. During each contract with Princess Cruises, she has regularly appeared as the resident pianist & singer at the Crooner Lounge.
When aboard the Sapphire Princess in 2015, Akiko performed a total of 10 months as performer and MC speaking and singing Chinese with great success. The passengers were Chinese via a Chinese charter from Mainland China.
For 2018 Akiko performed once again for Princess Cruises and from May 2019.
“Enjoy the sophisticated stylings of this gifted performer”
Princess Cruise Line 2018
Akiko had been a regular on the exclusive luxury cruise line Princess Cruises as a Guest Entertainer and completed around the world voyage during the contract.
Beginning in 2019, after performing live for more than 20 years, Akiko started another adventure, by creating her own studio where she is now focused on composing, producing and performing her own special blend of Japanese Neo-Classical Music. Performed with many exotic instruments of Japan; Koto 20, Shakuhachi, Kabuki, Noh Percussion, Shamisen combined with a Steinway Piano and a full Orchestra range brings listeners a new and unique classical fusion of music styles seldom heard outside of Japan.
Akiko’s music could be best described as a Japanese type of healing and relaxing music within a classical nature. Gentle beats of 70 BPM which happens to be the same rate as your heart when resting.
In 2020 Akiko released in Japan her popular debut double CD “Shonan Twilight”, 20 pieces of Akiko Hori original Neo-Classical Healing Music.
In 2023.September17, Publishes her autobiography in Japanese from Amazon Kindle.
It becomes #1 bestseller in 9 categories and was marked as a best seller.