Born in Osaka, Anri Nakamura began to learn the saxophone at the age of 12 and went on to study in France in 1999. She won prizes in the international competition of Picardie, of the UFAM, of Bellan…etc. In 2001, she entered the CNSMDP as the top student in the class of Claude Delangle. There, fully attracted by the classical music, fateful encounters encouraged her to take oboe instead to express her passion. She studied then with H. Devilleneuve, J.P. Thièbaut, J.C. Jaboulay, N. Cismondi and M. Bourgue. After the completion of her studies at the CNR d’Aubervilliers-la-Courneuve, she currently lives in Japan. In February 2018, she has performed as a soloist the concerto of R.Strauss with Orchestrada conducted by Sean Kubota.
Her first CD “Hautbois français” was recorded with the great pianist Masahiro Saitoh and a master bassoonist Yoshihide Kiryu, and was released in 2017. Japanese journal Ongaku no tomo praised her recording as “truly vivid with fluctuating emotion, drawing out every hidden color of the pieces lyrically and most delicately”. She appeared in famous journals such as Nikkei, Ongaku no tomo, Band Journal, Pipers…etc.
She plays a Lorée ROYAL oboe.