CHIHIRO NAGAMATSU / 永松 ちひろ（ながまつ ちひろ）
Composer/ Producer/ Singer Songwriter/ Pianist
Current Location: GTA, Ontario, Canada
CHIHIRO NAGAMATSU is a musical visionary who dedicates herself to writing songs that smoothly transform into cinematic and unforgettable pop pieces. She immigrated to Canada in 2017 and actively works in composing, film scoring, performing, recording and producing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Nagamatsu was born in Kumamoto, Japan to the musician father and kindergarten teacher mother. Started classical piano since the age of three, and continued until she found creating music in free form is much more suitable for her. That’s when she explored herself with improvisation. She expressed her pain with piano when she had trouble with friends or used her peaceful melodies to soothe her parents after an argument. When the 2011 Fukushima Earthquake happened, she was so devastated she thought it’s the time to share her compassion through her music.
Nagamatsu came abroad to Canada in 2013 and her serious musical journey had begun. She knew that her music is not only for Japanese but for all people. Canada is multicultural and very accepting, and that was very attractive to her. She has written over 70 songs, performed at premier clubs in Toronto such as Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace, and worked with both Canadian and Japanese artists. When she realized she values of the process of creating music the most, she grabbed a scoring opportunity and started to write film music, and she became a member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada since 2019.
Nagamatsu’s massive range of musical styles frequently surprises audience. Her sophisticated classical music background and Japanese anime that she watched growing up, compliment her music to be unique one, classy pop. Differs from variety of genres like classical, pop, rock, jazz to blues. She embodies emotion to music, and instantly absorbs an inspiration to heart and produce her own version.
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AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Interviewed by “Toronto Star” newspaper as a female producer, Toronto “Beyond the Beat” was played at CIUT radio, Toronto, O
Interviewed by TORJA magazine, Toronto, ON
Won the second place on original music competition as an indie artist
“Under Your Spell” and her arrangement were played at Kumamoto City FM radio show, Kumamoto, Japan.
Performance Experience Examples in Toronto:
AXIS Gallery & Grill
Amsterdam Bicycle Club
Black Swan Tavern
The Cameron House
The Cage 292
Free Times Cafe
Izakaya Don Don
Lee’s Palace (Coming up May 5th!)
Not My Dog
Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya
Supermarket Restaurant & Bar
2016 Kuamoto Japan Earthquake Relief in Toronto
CHIHIRO organized a charity event in order to raise donation for the victims of the earthquake which happened in her home town Kumamoto in 2016. Gathered volunteers, local musicians to perform, artists and companies to donate their painting or products for a silent auction, food caterings to sell food. We raised over three thousands dollars from the ticket sales and all the proceeds. and donated to Kumamoto City for the cause.