Japanese composer and pianist, Tempei has never taken the common route as a pianist during his career. He was born in Kobe in 1980. He had started playing music from the age of five, but completely stopped in his early teens. After dropping out of high school in half-a-year, he spent his days working in physical labor, such as demolition work. When he was 17, he felt an urge to change his life, and realized that the only thing he had ardor for was music. He first studied in a music academy, and then got into the Osaka University of Arts - Piano Course, and graduated with top honors in 2004. Now he based in New York and Tokyo, performing recitals in many places, and keep creating music with travelling all over the world. TEMPEI’s music is attracting fans and creating a maverick style in the piano field. With beautiful melodies and futuristic rhythms, he has both powerful and nostalgic pieces. His music is influenced by classical music, jazz, progressive rock etc. and not tied to any specific genre. In June 2008 he released his 1st piano solo album "TEMPEIZM", and in November 2009, the 2nd album "TSUBASA" through EMI Music Japan. At the same time, his biographical essay book was published from Poplar Publishing.