Rei Munakata is a Japanese conductor and composer whose works include chamber and ensemble music as well as compositions for large orchestras and solo instruments. He is the artistic director of Curious Chamber Players (CCP) in Stockholm and the conductor of Ensemble Mimitabu Göteburg. Both ensembles perform works by contemporary composers. Rei Munakata was a guest conductor at, among other festivals, Darmstädter Ferienkurse; IMPULS Graz; Time of Music Viitasaari; Gaudeamus Muziekweek Utrecht; and with CCP at Ultraschall Berlin; Sound Scotland; Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik; Klang Festival, Copenhagen; Estonian Music Days; and the Borusan series in Istanbul. This artist was born in 1976 in Yokohama and currently lives in Stockholm.