CHIHIRO NAGAMATSU / 永松 ちひろ（ながまつ ちひろ）
Composer/ Singer Songwriter/ Producer/ Pianist
Current Location: GTA, Ontario, Canada
CHIHIRO NAGAMATSU is a bold musical visionary who is dedicated to producing, arranging and composing music that smoothly transitions from grand symphonic crescendos to unforgettable pop melodies that are true, clear and timeless. Chihiro immigrated to Canada in 2017 and actively works as a singer-songwriter, film composer, producer and audio engineer at Number 9 Audio Group in Toronto, Ontario. In 2019 Chihiro was commissioned to write her first film score for the short film “The Littlest Parchitect” (2019) BrainPuddle Productions. Chihiro has since composed the score for the short film “The Law of Attraction” (2020) screenplay by David Drew. She is a member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.
Chihiro was born in Kumamoto, Japan to kind, caring and devoted parents who loved to perform in many of the music festivals and other smaller events that her songwriting father organized. Chihiro’s first piano lesson was at the age of three and wrote her first song “Umi” at the age of ten. From a young age, Chihiro loved to explore musical improvisation that expressed her passion, her pain, her joys and delights. In 2011 the Fukushima earthquake struck Japan, Chihiro was so devastated by this event that she thought it was time to share her songs of hope, courage and empathy.
Chihiro moved to Toronto in 2013 that she found the drive and the confidence to pursue a career in music full-time. Upon hearing the diverse and varied musical styles performed in this city, Chihiro fell in love with how musicians could play and compose freely without feeling judged. Her little sprout of creativity soon opened and fully blossomed and she has never stopped writing, arranging and recording since. She has written over 70 songs, and performed at premier clubs in Toronto such as Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace, and worked with both Canadian and Japanese artists.
Chihiro’s massive range of musical styles frequently surprises her audience. Her sophisticated classical music background and Japanese anime that she watched growing up, compliment her music to be her own style. She describes it as “classy-pop”. She instantly absorbs an inspiration to heart and embodies the emotion to music.
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AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Interviewed by “Toronto Star” newspaper as a female producer, Toronto
Song played at CIUT radio, Toronto, O
Interviewed by TORJA magazine, Toronto, ON
Won the second place on original music competition as an indie artist
Song played at Kumamoto City FM radio show, Kumamoto, Japan.
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.
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