Biography

ハープ・ソリストとして演奏活動を展開する傍ら、ハープの埋もれた名曲の発掘に加えて多くの編曲を手掛ける。2022年、浜離宮朝日ホール主催によるオール・フォーレ・リサイタルを開催し、「レクイエム」チェロ&ハープ版全曲をはじめとした自身の編曲作品を初演。翌年は同ホールにて生誕150年を迎えたラフマニノフに焦点を当てたリサイタルを行う。また、吹奏楽の大家J.デ・メイより作品を献呈され、スロヴェニアにて同氏指揮/スロヴェニア軍楽隊との共演で初演を予定しているほか、世界的バレリーナ、S.ザハロワとの共演、東京・丸紅ギャラリー「ボッティチェリ特別展《美しきシモネッタ》」公式演奏会の企画・演出、東邦音楽大学エクステンションセンター講師など、音楽のみならず絵画、文学などの学際的観点から多岐にわたる活動を展開している。アルバムはキングインターナショナルよりこれまでに3枚をリリース。ロマン主義、象徴主義を主な研究分野とする。

Megumi Nakamura began playing the harp at the age of 12, and has been making her career as solo harpist in Japan and overseas. Impassioned and dedicated to widen the repertoire for her instrument, she has made a wide range of arrangements for it in addition to introducing less-spotlighted works originally written for the harp. In 2022 she gave an All-Faure-Recital at Hamarikyu Asahi Hall, Tokyo, where she premiered her arrangement of “Requiem”, and will give a recital there the next year featuring Rachmaninoff, to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. Her other highlighted performances in 2023 include premiering a work dedicated to her by maestro Johan de Meij, with Slovenian Armed Forces Wind Orchestra under his own baton.

Having a multi-faceted approach towards music making, she has also collaborated with artists of various artistic fields including the world-renowned ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, and her interdisciplinary interests in painting and literature, based on long-running and profound research, have led her to officially co-work with some of the major museums in Japan at their exhibitions. As for the recording she has released critically acclaimed solo albums from King International since 2016, one of the major labels in Japan.