Born in 1983 in Tokyo, Takuro Kikuchi is a composer and pianist who lives in Sendai, Japan. With influence from his father, who plays classical guitar, Kikuchi has been familiar with music since his early childhood. He learned composition from Akira Kitamura and Kazutoshi Shinomi, piano from Susumu Umetani, Mayumi Kurata, and Rumiko Miura, and solfeggio from Makoto Ishihara.

He first composed music when he was nine years old. He discovered the joy of composition no sooner than he had started playing piano. Based on the classical music he has cultivated since his childhood, he produces unique music with lush sensibilities and rich musical expressions, gently appealing to audiences of all generations. He takes care of the entire production process, from composing, playing, recording, mixing, and mastering, right through to designing the jackets of his CDs.

So far, he has produced five albums. In his first album, Reprendre (2013), poetic development of the music leaves listeners with the impression of watching a film, while his second album, fleur (2014), is an improvisational work with simple sound choices with classical elements. Neun Stuecke fuer Klavier (2015)—his third album—has a beginning that is like looking into an abyss, eventually leading to a grand finale, followed by his fourth album, a nostalgic yet new ambient music collection, The Piano pieces for CASTELLA (2017), which is a collaboration with Shokado in Matsushima. In his latest, improvisational work, Pianoforte (2018), he lets his fingers go freely to illustrate his inner landscape and emotional movement in an exquisite yet bold manner. This album has been selling long-term despite being produced independently. Kikuchi's works have also been sold in Los Angeles since 2016.

On Billboard JAPAN, Devendra Banhart, a free folk icon from the US, has chosen Kikuchi's “La Renoncule” (from the album fleur) for his Japan-themed playlist. Kikuchi appeared in a music festival「Le Guess Who?2018」 held in the Netherlands in November 2018.(Curated by Devendra Banhart)




詩的なピアノの旋律が1本の映画を観ているような感覚を覚える『Reprendre(2013)』-1st-、 クラシックの素養を秘めたシンプルな音選びが印象的な即興アルバム『fleur(2014)』-2nd-、 深淵を覗き込むような不穏なはじまりから壮大なラストへ疾走する異色作-3rd-『ピアノのための9つの小品(2015)』、 松島の松華堂菓子店とコラボレーションした、なつかしくてあたらしいアンビエントミュージックアルバム『カステラのためのピアノ曲集(2017)』-4th- 、弱い音から強い音までを指先の赴くがままに任せ、自由自在に操り、心象風景、感情の起伏を繊細かつ大胆に表現した即興アルバム『Pianoforte(2018)』-5th- が自主制作盤ながらロングセールスを記録。2016年からはLos AngelesにてCDの取り扱いが始まる。

Billboard JAPANにて、アメリカ出身フリーフォークの奇才 Devendra Banhart氏による「日本愛に溢れた」プレイリストに「Takuro Kikuchi / 美しい人」が選曲される。
2018年11月にオランダで開催された音楽フェス「Le Guess Who?2018」に、Devendra Banhart氏による選出により出演を果たした。また、オランダ公共放送VPROのテレビプログラムに出演し、オランダ国内にその模様が放映され大きな反響を得る。
2019年1月、ロンドン在住の日本人サイケデリックロックバンド「Bo Ningen」のボーカルTaigen Kawabe氏と松島で共演。ジャンルを問わず、多くのアーティストと共演を重ねている。