Pianist and composer Tomoko Ozawa is a fresh voice from Japan, raised in international settings. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and Longy School of Music, her music crosses genre borders, combining lyricism with European contemporary classical music and rhythmic elements of Jazz. Her debut album “Gentian” accentuates the insightful words of Emily Dickinson with instrumental compositions and playful improvisation, and was produced by her mentor, pianist, and composer Vadim Neselovskyi.
Tomoko was invited to be a guest artist at the annual conference of the Emily Dickinson International Society, and her music has been played on radio and podcasts in the US, UK, and the Netherlands. Tomoko completed her Ph.D. degree in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology at the University of California, Irvine in 2022. Her solo project for piano and interactive programming won the 2022 Ran Blake Foundation “Earobic” Award.