Nozomi Kanda's concerts and recital have seen her perform in many countries, including Belgium(Flagey, MIM, Festival des Midi-Minimes, Ars Musica, Festival Mozart, Festival de Wallonie) , Spain, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Tunisia and her home country, Japan as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
During her studies, Nozomi developed an interest in the shinobue, a traditional Japanese flute, and studied with Kohei Nishikawa, who has a high reputation in this field. Nozomi also regularly gives Japanese music concerts with ensembles that include Japanese instruments such as koto, shamisen, shakuhachi and also taiko. Nozomi created and she released her own album CD "Sky Echo" with Japanese music.
As a chamber musician, she performed in many countries and festivals, and she released a CD entitled "4 Reasons" with flute quartet ensemble 4tempi, "Early 20th Century Jewels" with the 20 century's works with viola, cello, double bass and harp, the album with Tokyo-Bruxelles Trio (flute, cello and piano).
Nozomi Kanda teaches at "the International Music Academy" in Dinant every summer. She also gave workshops, seminars, masterclasses in France, Norway and Japan. She regularly gives Japanese flute seminar in Paris.
She has been invited to Musiq'3 (Belgian classical channel radio), Radio Judaica and regularly writes articles for a Yokohama newspaper as well as the online magazine BEL2.
Graduated from Ferris University in Japan and The Mons Royal Conservatory in Belgium. She studied under Akane Takahashi, Yasukazu Uemura, Yukihiko Nishizawa and Marc Grauwels in Belgium. While in Paris, Nozomi studied under Vincent Lucas at the International Music Academy of Nice and later with Vincent Cortvrint at the International Music Academy of Dinant.
Japanese instruments music
Nozomi Kanda's interests in Japanese Traditional Music has led her to study Japanese Flute with Professor Kohei Nishikawa during her study at the Ferris University where she also made all her music studies. After 4 years at the Mons Royal Conservatory (Belgium) where she studied flute, she started her professional activities both on flute and Japanese Flute, giving concerts either on one of them or combining both in Japanese programs and events.
On the Japanese flute, she made appearances in important festival and event such as the Midi-Minimes Festival, Ars Musica, Museum of Muscial Intruments, at the International Exposition "Japonisme" at the Town Hall of Brussels (Salle Gothique) as well as in France and in Luxemburg.
Programs that she is proposing are varied and includes Traditional Japanese Music, Contemporary Music or arrangements for Japanese Flute and (Western) Flute. She also made the World Premiere of works written by composers such as David Loeb (Mannes College professor - USA). Nozomi Kanda also gives regular workshops on Japanse music and Japanese flute.
Being inspired by her former professor Yukihiko Nisizawa, a known specialist who collaborated offten with Japanese composors such as Toru Takemitsu, and having studied the Japanese traditionnel music, one of the main activities of Nozomi Kanda is bringing out known and unkown contemporary / 20th century's repertoire of Japanese music written for flute and for shinobue.
Her objectiv are to bring out the contemporary music written by Japanese composers to her two instruments, but also to create a new repertoire for the shinobue and to develop the possibilities of this instrument by collaborating with contemporary composers. In this way, Nozomi Kanda participates not only in the discovery and enhancement of Japanese music and its philosophy, but also in merging with European music to create a new style.
As a chamber musician, Nozomi performed as a member of Tokyo-Bruxelles Trio, Estampes, 4tempi and together with a broad range of artists, including her ex-professeur Marc Grauwels, Pascal Moraguès, Francis Orval, Sylvain Creemers, as well as Didier Poskin, Alexander Dmitriev, Koenraad Hofman and many others in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Norway, Tunisie.... and Japan.