Chihiro Nagamatsu is a pianist, composer, arranger and producer who weaves together elements of jazz improvisation, classical symphonies and hooky pop melodies. Born and raised in Japan, she’s been living in Toronto for the past seven years.

Nagamatsu has recently released her new album 15 Years of Majestic Notes, a collection of pieces that celebrate the evolution of her compositional talents over the course of her life thus far.

For the New Music Spotlight, she joined us to talk about the regional and stylistic influences that guide her work and to tell us about some of her favourite songs from the new record.