Marika Takeuchi, a composer and pianist and native of Japan, beganstudies in classical music at the age of three. In addition to the piano, she played violin and frenchhorn for several years. She began studying composition and building career as a composer at the age of 18 at Shobi Music College in Tokyo. Her early career includes composing for Japanese national radio, a major TV series and Universal Music Japan. As well as being strongly influenced and fascinated by classical impressionism and film music, her passions havebeen also extended into healing music, as she truly believes that music has the profound power to heal and change people's lives.
In 2009, she moved to United States to study film scoring at Berklee College of Music. She has scored several inspiring, independent short films, such as "The Arctic Light", the acclaimed TSO Photography's time-lapse film; a short film about a summer enrichment program "Horizons: 50 years", and other award-winning independent shorts. She released her first album "Night Dream" in 2011, and her single "The Arctic Light" (2011) has been featured in an Australian TV commercial, other advertisements andshort films.
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After graduated from Berklee in 2012, she has been passionately working on wide variety of projects as a composer, pianist, orchestrator,arranger and educator. She also has released album "Impressions" through MRG Recordings in 2013, which was nominated for Best Neo-Classical Album at10th Zone Music Report Awards. Her new album "Rain Stories", which includes her latest piano and chamber works has been released this Fall.
|2014||Without You||Film - Composer|
|2014||The Sound of Night||Film - Composer|
|2014||Once Upon a Slave's Ambition||Film - Composer|
|2013||Horizons: 50 Years||Film - Composer|
|2013||Moons: Worlds of Mystery||Film - Score Prep|
|2012||Finding Ambrosia||Film - Composer|
|2012||The Shoe||Film - Composer|
|2012||Minister's War||Film - Score Prep|
|2011||The Arctic Light||Film - Composer|
|2014||Rain Stories||Album - Composer|
|2013||Impressions||Album - Composer|
|2011||Night Dream||Album - Composer|
|2011||The Arctic Light||Single - Composer|