Musician, UNESCO Artist for Peace, Ambassadress of the musical relations for the events commemorative of the 1300th anniversary of the Capital of Nara Heijo-Kyo.
While being registered at the Academic institute of music of Toho, section theory of musical composition, she began her activities of composition in the field of audio-visual for televisual success series, publicities and the cinema. She studied in France under the direction of the composer Jean-Claude Petit.
Since 1988, Missa Johnouchi is accompanied by the National Opera Orchestra of Paris and the National Orchestra of Paris for the production of her albums. In 1993, she took part in the international conductors contest of Besancon. Her album of Asian original compositions, “Healing music”, was in best sales albums in the occident countries and becomes a very great success. Among her multiple interventions, she gave a concert taking again her own compositions, as a pianist and a conductor, in the department of Nara, for the first time in the world, in front of Kofukuji and Higashikondo (indicated like national treasures). Missa Johnouchi carried out, composed and played the music of the opening ceremony to the festival of the flowers of Hamanakako, entitled “New elegances of the flowers”, whose production was ensured by a great Master of Japanese poetry, Mannojo Nomura.
At the “World Heritage Torch-Run Concert - Missa Johnouchi”, organized on the initiative of States through the world, the artist plays piano his own musical works and directs the national orchestras of these countries. She performed in America, China, Tunisia, Italy, Australia, Venezuela, Peru, Canada, Macedonia, Romania or France for commemorative events. At the Carnegie Hall of New York, 200 victims families of the terrorism of September 11th were invited to the concert organized for the wishes of the peace. She also occurred for the 30th birthday of the Japan and Australia relations at the Opera of Sidney, listed on the list of the world heritage. All were gratified by a great success.
In May 2007, at the “World Heritage Torch-Run Concert for the 35th convention concerning the protection of the world heritage” in the Saint Germain des Prés church of Paris, Missa Johnouchi played her own music works, while directing the National Opera Orchestra of Paris that accompanied her. Moreover, she composed the music’s send off the images of the exposition at the Petit Palais of Paris, entitled “Shôkokuji, Gold Pavilion, Silver Pavilion, Zen and Art with Kyoto within the celebration of the 150th birthday of the Japan and France relations and the 50th anniversary of the Paris and Kyoto twin cities”.
She carry on still nowadays, as much in her own country that abroad, her function of messenger of UNESCO, as she still showed at the time of the exceptional concert to the head office of UNESCO on November 12th, 2009 in Paris. She was the first Japanese lady “UNESCO Artist for Peace (in charge of the world heritage)” in the section music composition and conduction. Following the example of the singer Celine Dion or the conductor Gergiev, the UNESCO Artists for Peace are famous artists and selected by UNESCO each one in her category.