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There are feelings that only her piano can express.
It has been four years since the release of the long selling third solo album, 'Gift', by Yuki Murata, the Tokyo-based pianist and member of the cinematic instrumental music band, Anoice, and dark classical unit, Films. Finally, we'll release her 4th solo album 'Piano Fantasia' featuring beautiful piano tunes which will strike all listeners to their very core.
Similar to her previous album, this release includes her outstanding gift for composing music, which left her name in the history books of the three major international film festivals; Cannes, Berlin, and Venezia, and for her skill in playing the piano that has brought her many awards in competitions such as PTNA Grand Muse and The International Piano Duo Contest. Her talent was also admired by internationally famous Japanese composers Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nobuo Uematsu and Takeshi Kobayashi. This piano sound, that is more impressive than a visual are and more moving than words, will go down in history alongside albums from neo-classical music artists such as Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, and Nils Frahm.
By recording various pianos, not only her private studio, but also a large concert hall, she gave the album a prime reverb. In addition, her own band, Anoice's members joined as the instrumental accompaniment upon returning to Tokyo following tours in Asia and Europe. Everything, from the vibrations of the piano strings to the noise from the piano pedal, is Yuki Murata.
Yuki Murata is a Tokyo-based pianist/composer. Since her childhood, she had been learning various styles of piano and then studied composing music in, not only Japan, but also France and Canada. As a classical music pianist, she was awarded top prizes in various piano competitions such as the PTNA Piano Competition and International Piano Duo Competition. She debuted as a member of the chinematic music group Anoice, by releasing their first album, 'Remmings' through Important Records, Boston in 2006. In 2008, Anoice established their label, Ricco Label. Since then, he has released many music works on not only Anoice but also his own solo project, Takahiro Kido and other projects such as RiLF (an alternative rock band formed by the members of Anoice and Matryoshka's Calu), films (The Tokyo-based dark classical music unit, featuring members of Anoice and two female vocalists in their original languages), mizu amane (Films' side project featuring Japanese languages), cru (The neo-classical music unit formed by Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata who is the member of Anoice), and The Frozen Vaults (an ambient music unit formed by Yuki Murata, Dave Dhonau, Tomasz Mrenca, Harry Towell and Bartosz Dziadosz) on some music label such as Ricco Label, Important Records, noble label, 1631 Recordings, Flower Blossom In The Space, VoxxoV. In addition, Yuki Murata has taken charge of composing and performing music for many commercial adverts such as Armani, Louis Vuitton, YAMAHA, TOYOTA, ASICS, ANA, TOSHIBA, UNIQLO, Heintz, and etc. Also, she created the soundtracks of some movies such as 'Tusikiji Wonderland' directed by Naotaro Endo and 'Olivier Zahm: Digital Provacateur' derected by Can Evgin and some TV programs such as NHK and WOWOW. Some film works awarded at Venice Film Festival, Prix Italia, National Arts Festival in japan, and Cool Japan Maching Award, and Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata who are the music composers of Anoice, received the Best Original Score Prize at Sapporo International Short Film Festival.