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Nozomi Omote

Percussionist, Piano accompanist, Educator, Composer

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Brisbane based Japanese percussionist Nozomi Omote has been active in various kinds of forms and genres from classical symphony orchestra to hyper techno music. Playing music from a young age, Nozomi Omote worked hard throughout the years to develop a unique sound and repertoire that would differentiate them from other musicians. Learn more about this talented Percussionist by reading on.

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Percussionist Nozomi Omote is an active freelancer and educator based in Brisbane.

She has worked with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, QLD Pops Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Clocked Out, Speak Percussion, Southern Cross Soloists, Ensemble Trivium, Sophie Min Orchestra and jazz trio Trichotomy.

Shugorei is her current passionate project with composer and electronic performer Thomas Green. Shugorei creates a huge range of genres and sounds with percussion and electronics.

Nozomi joined Ensemble Sooon, which is a chamber group consists of Martin Kay (Sax/bass clarinet), Danielle Bentley (cello) and myself (vibraphone/percussion). Ensemble Sooon is an indy-classical ensemble performing works blending notation and open-form structures, enabling a wide-ranging exploration of swirling musical currents. Three of Brisbane’s most fearless musicians form this unique ensemble. 

She has performed at focus days for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Texas as a member of percussion group Early Warning System in 2015. She has actively attended several percussion research symposiums including the Roots and Rhizomes at UCSD in 2007, the Australian Percussion Gathering in 2010 and 2016, and Transplanted Roots in 2017.

Nozomi decided to move to Australia to seek further musical study after encountering her mentor Thomas O’Kelly in Japan. She currently holds a master of music studies from Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium and a Bachelor of Education from Kanazawa University in Japan. She received the Hokuriku young performer prize and the Ishikawa prefecture new artist scholarship in 2004, and the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in 2005.
She has been under the tutelage of Prof. Vanessa Tomlinson and Thomas O’Kelly. She also has been mentored by Evelyn Glennie, Robert van Sice, Bogdan Bacanu, Fritz Hauzer, David Hewitt, David Jones and Mutsuko Taneya.

Nozomi has taught at several institutions including the Percussion Department at the Queensland Conservatorium, Queensland College of Music, Just Percussion and Queensland Youth Orchestra. She has given masterclasses and workshops at primary and high schools around Brisbane, Melbourne University and University of QLD.

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Shugorei is a voltaic duo of electronics and percussion, melding media, crossing culture and defying genre. Formed in 2019, Nozomi Omote (percussion) and Thomas Green (electronics) combine virtuosity, eclecticism, bricolage and whimsy in a continuous hour-long mesmerizing musical odyssey, sparking imagination with their sonic alchemy. Shugorei released the first album in March 2021. 

Our new single in 2023

Meet The Sun (4000 Records)

Shugorei Homepage​

Shugorei first CD album "Shugorei"

Our live recording plus interview by 4zzz

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For Private tuition and piano accompaniment

Private teaching in Percussion

​For AMEB, Trinity Exam, Audition preparation for QYO, QLD Con, UQ etc.

You can rest assured knowing that you’ve found a top percussion teacher to work with. With an ability to provide a high level of percussion pedagogy such as development of snare drum rolls, sticking theory and mallet percussion 2 and 4 mallets techniques. You’ll love working with Nozomi Omote. If you’re looking for a professional percussion teacher to prepare your requirements including performances, exams and auditions, feel free to get in touch.


​Piano accompaniment

​Private teaching in Piano is available too.

As an experienced musician, Nozomi Omote is able to offer clients a wide range of services, including professional piano accompaniment for your exams. Whatever your musical needs and requirements, you can count on Nozomi Omote to get the job done in the most efficient way. Get a taste of the Nozomi Omote sound, and feel free to get in touch to schedule a personal meeting.

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Life Gets in the Way - Trichotomy & Nozomi Omote [studio video]

Life Gets in the Way - Trichotomy & Nozomi Omote [studio video]

Life Gets In The Way by John Parker. Performed by Nozomi Omote and Trichotomy Sean Foran - piano John Parker - drums Samuel Vincent - bass Nozomi Omote - Percussion Recorded and mixed by John Parker Videography by Connor Armitage Video Editing by John Parker Available as a unique digital package: Score, Parts, backing tracks and video: Notes from the composer: Originally composed during a year spent in Sydney juggling between being a musician, composer, and most importantly, running a full-time "Daddy Day-care". The initial version of the piece was created for Trichotomy and String Quartet and symbolises the journey of bringing up two young children in an unfamiliar place and how best laid plans can often morph into the unexpected. In 2020 (eight years after the original release), I thought "our string quartet material would work well for percussion ensemble and the jazz trio". The fantastic Brisbane based percussionist Nozomi Omote was my first choice. She took to the material with a precise eye and unrelenting work ethic in amongst her commitments as a mother of two. Oh the irony! The final product is an uplifting work adaptable for 1-7 percussionists utilising the included backing tracks. The piece can be performed as a full ensemble or as an individual part accompanied by the rest of the ensemble. Also included are versions minus the percussion ensemble (jazz trio only) and all minus the jazz trio (percussion ensemble only). The piano part has been supplied as two additional marimba parts if this suits your set up better. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. license Instrumentation: Vibes 1 Vibes 2 Marimba 1 Marimba 2 Piano Piano RH part mallets (optional) Piano LH part mallets (optional) Bass (acoustic preferable) Kanjira (or similar hand drum with bass and slap tones) Drum kit
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Any inquiries about teaching, performance, workshop, masterclass, my composition "Mariana Trench", and Shugorei, welcome!

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