Born in Osaka, Japan in 1970, Tomomi Nishimoto graduated with a degree in music composition from Osaka College of Music in 1994. In 1995, she was admitted to Saint Petersburg National School of Music in Russia where she studied opera, symphony conducting under the tutelage of Viktor Fedotov and Ilya Moussin. In 1998, she made her formal Japan debut, conducting the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. Since then Ms. Nishimoto has conducted all the major Japanese orchestras. In 1999, she made her Russian debut with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic. Her further career in Russia includes Khabarovsk Far Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Foundation’s Russian Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, as well as opera conducting at the Mariinsky Theatre and Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Saint Petersburg. In 2004, she was appointed the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Tchaikovsky Foundation’s Russian Symphony due to her successful performances with the orchestra. The performances of La traviata and Rigoletto conducted by Ms. Nishimoto were met with such acclaim that she was subsequently appointed the Principal Guest Conductor of St. Petersburg Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2005, cementing her reputation as an opera conductor. In 2006, Ms. Nishimoto conducted at the 52nd Split Summer Music Festival and the 57th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, as well as the Hungarian National Opera’s production of Tosca during their ground visit to Japan. She has also collaborated with Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague National Opera, and Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2008, Ms. Nishimoto conducted the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra for the season's opening concert at the Hungarian State Opera House to a rapturous ovation. In Japan Ms. Nishimoto has become somewhat of a household face for her numerous commercial appearances and publications in the press. She was featured in Newsweek Japan as one of the 100 most respected Japanese worldwide and has been elected a Young Global Leader 2007 by the World Economic Forum.