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Originally from Japan, Shiori is a BBC Proms commissioned composer, improving musician, music animateur, and teacher based in Scotland, UK.

The Times newspaper described her as a composer with “entirely individual ears” after the successful premiere of the piece “Liya-pyuwa” for piano quintet at Wigmore Hall, London in 2006. Since then, Shiori has been a recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2012, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Cove Park composer’s residency, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Sound and Music composer-in-residence, and Scottish Chamber Orchestra Connect Fellow funded by BBC Performing Arts Fund. Her works have been published through publishers such as Europa Editon and Composers Edition, have had several radio broadcasts including BBC Radio 3, NHK FM, and Deutschlandfunk, and some works have also been published on CD.

Shiori has produced works in radical instrumental music, and has worked with motion capturing sensors and biophysical technology. Many of her compositions are inspired by the sounds of the human body, the deep sea, and many other weird and wonderful organisms living on Earth.

Shiori also works as an improvising musician in the UK and abroad as a vocalist and pianist, and has performed with artists such as Arve Henriksen, Ilan Volkov, Rie Nakajima, Lee Patterson and Grey Area.