Caori Covayashi
Lyrics / Conceptualization / Direction
Lyricist and Director of Concerts
Caori was born in Kyoto in 1977.
At age eighteen, she founded the Kyoto Philomusica Orchestra, which gained public attention in the region as the youngest civilian orchestra in Japan. Due to recognition of her outstanding achievements, in 1997, she was granted a scholarship to study as an intern at the New York Philharmonic.
In 2000, after graduating from Doshisha University, she moved to Tokyo to be a stage director. At first she became the assistant of director/choreographer, Tamae Sha. In 2002, she joins Toho and since then she has been involved in the creation of musicals, shows and straight plays.
Since 2003, she has been active as a lyricist and director of concerts. Her main projects are the 2005 production of “The Prayer III (performances in Tokyo Globe Theatre and Osaka Nanba Hatch)” of which she is responsible for the lyrics, conceptualization and direction. In the same year, she wrote the lyrics and put together the classical musical “Nemuranai Oto (Sleepless Sound),” starring Asato Shizuki. The musical was performed in Tokyo Aoyama Theatre, Nagoya Meitetsu Hall, Osaka Drama City and Fukuoka Mielparque Hall. She also wrote the lyrics for the CD “Nemuranai Ai (Sleepless Love)/ Andante Cantabile” (Columbia Music Entertainment).
Since 2006, Caori has been increasingly active as a lyricist, and she has written lyrics for singers, and is now spreading her range of creative work from the theater industry to the music industry.
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