2018年秋にはスウェーデン人ボーカルLo Ersare、ポーランド人ドラマーAlbert karch、日本人ベーシスト小美濃悠太とのプロジェクト、Leisure Childrenの日本ツアーを大盛況で終え、2019年7月にはCopenhagen Jazz Festivalをはじめとするヨーロッパツアーに参加。2019年12月にはフルアルバム「Tiny Big」をGoodness Plus Recordsよりリリース。
Seiko Omori is a Japanese multi-talented pianist, composer, arranger, creator and illustrator based in Tokyo. She was born on a beautiful island in Hiroshima, located in the middle of “Seto-Naikai”, the Seto Inland Sea.
Seiko started learning the piano at the age of 3 and then started composing songs at the age of 5. She grew in rich nature which cultivated her unique sensibility. She also took on “Kendo” (Japanese Fencing) at the age of 9 to learn the spirit of discipline, which still has a strong influence on her artistry and lifestyle today.
In her childhood, Seiko was very creative to make calendars, animations, picture books and so on.
When she was 12 years old, she was involved in school drama production with her schoolmates and a teacher at the elementary school, writing screenplays and creating the screen music.
Seiko liked Carpenters’ songs and Japanese game music, especially animation music composed by a Japanese composer, Yuzuru Hisaishi, which she used to play his music with the piano by ear. She was also interested in social welfare, so she majored in child education at college.
After graduating from the college, Seiko pursued her interest in creation to join a commercial film production company, where she created TV commercials as an assistant director and appeared in several commercials as a model.
Seiko acquired the certification of “Roland-Certified Instructor” to be embarked on music education by working at YAMAHA, NOAH and other music schools. Also as a music creator, Seiko released her first original mini-album titled “PRISM” from Kushi Rock label in November 2015. She also worked on activities as the leader of a chamber quartet band that plays Jazz, classical, traditional, tango and original music.
She also plays with different kinds of performers such as magicians and theater actors. Her piano play is highly trusted by a variety of singers and instrumental musicians regardless of gender and age.
In the summer of 2018, Seiko met great friends in Copenhagen, whom she could share good music with. She formed a band named “Leisure Children” with them. “Leisure Children” is a fusion music band which combines European and Japanese cultures. The band held a Japan tour in the autumn of 2018, making great success to receive supportive applause from the large audience.
Seiko is scheduled to go on Europe and Japan tours the band members of “Leisure Children” in the summer and autumn of 2019. She is one of the Japanese pianists who are expected to play an active role all around the world.