武本ゆずか


Yuzuka Takemoto is a singer-songwriter who was born on Dec.17th, 1983.

Yuzuka’s first interest for music began at the age of 11 when she heard the song, “Up Where We Belong” on a TV commercial. She started playing the piano at the age of 11 and started classical singing at the age of 13.

Upon graduating from high school, she received a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music and moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study music at the college in 2003. During her time at Berklee, she discovered the joy of composing music. Yuzuka studied vocal performance and composition at Berklee and graduated through the Contemporary Writing and Production Major in 2007.

After college, Yuzuka experienced a six months internship at a music production company in New York as a composer assistant. In 2008, she returned to Japan and worked as a freelance singer/composer and participated in various projects.

In the summer of 2011, Yuzuka took a trip to the southern islands of Japan and fell in love with Yoron Island, leading her to move there for six months. By spending precious time with the people there, Yuzuka realized what she really wanted to do and made a determination to become a singer songwriter. Yuzuka moved to Tokyo in 2012 and started working internationally. She has co-written music for motion pictures with LA-based composer Deon Lee, opened a workshop at a music school in Kuala Lumpur with guitarist Az Samad and released her debut album, “Sougen no Tsuki” in May 2013 with Victor Gutierrez, pianist from Spain.

In the recent years, Yuzuka has been collaborating and producing music with genre-less artists who have musical backgrounds in the field of World music and Classical Crossovers. By putting no limits to her musical genres, Yuzuka hopes to expand her horizon as a singer and also as a songwriter.

For the year 2015, Yuzuka plans to release her first cover album with pianist Victor Gutierrez.