バイオグラフィー

  • Albums:
  • House of Flying Daggers
  • Jet Li's Fearless
  • Curse of the Golden Flower
  • Film Music Credits:
  • Like The Wind (2013)
  • 波のむこう~浪江町の邦子おばさん~ (2013)
  • グランド・マスター (2013)
  • 外事警察 その男に騙されるな (2012)
  • 狼たちのノクターン<夜想曲> (2012)
  • Dust in the Wind (2011)
  • 冬の日
  • クライム・シティ (2011)
  • トリシュナ (2011)
  • 酔拳 レジェンド・オブ・カンフー (2010)
  • 北京五輪公式ドキュメント〜 (2009)
  • 殺人犯 (2009)
  • The Real Shaolin (2008)
  • Zhu meng (2008)
  • ランド・オブ・アドベンチャー (2008)
  • Absurdistan (2008)
  • ブローン・アパート (2008)
  • ハンニバル・ライジング (2007)
  • mare nero (2006)
  • Daisy (2006)
  • 王妃の紋章 (2006)
  • SPIRIT (2006)
  • みやび 三島由紀夫 (2005)
  • 火火 (2005)
  • 2046 (2004)
  • Lovers (2004)
  • 恋の風景 (2003)
  • 陰陽師II (2003)
  • 能楽師 (2003)
  • たまゆらの女 (2002)
  • 陰陽師 (2001)
  • 光の雨 (2001)
  • 夜間飛行 (2001)
  • 花様年華 (2000)
  • 少女〜An Adolescent (2001)
  • 電脳警察サイバースパイ (2000)
  • ベル・エポック (1998)
  • 不夜城 (1998)
  • G4特工OPTION ZERO (1997)
  • 私たちがすきだったこと
  • いさなのうみ(1997)
  • いちご同盟 (1997)
  • 新・居酒屋ゆうれい (1996)
  • 走らなあかん 夜明けまで (1996)
  • 南京の基督 (1995)
  • 汚い奴 (1995)
  • BOXER JOE (1995)
  • Zero Woman (1995)
  • ナチュラル・ウーマン (1994)
  • 居酒屋ゆうれい (1994)
  • 風は、どっちに吹いている (1994)
  • よい子と遊ぼう (1994)
  • トカレフ (1994)
  • 眠らない街新宿鮫 (1993)
  • 病は気から 病院へ行こう2 (1992)
  • ありふれた愛に関する調査 (1992)
  • ご挨拶 (1991)
  • 王手 (1991)
  • 夢二 (1991)
  • 鉄拳 (1990)
  • 香港パラダイス (1990)
  • 悲しい色やねん (1988)
  • 恐怖のヤッちゃん (1987)
  • 紳士同盟 (1986)
  • そろばんずく (1986)
  • それから (1985)
  • 友よ、静かに瞑れ (1985)
  • いつか誰かが殺される (1984)
  • Awards:
  • Ariel Award for Best Original Score
  • Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Score
  • Golden Horse Award for Best Original Film Score
  • Nominations:
  • Japan Academy Prize for OutstandingAchievement in Music

Shigeru Umebayashi (aka Ume) was born in Kitakyushu Japan.

He started composing film music in 1984 and his talent was immediately recognized in 1985, when the music he composed for the Japanese film production Sorekara (And Then) won several film music awards. He has since scored more than 30 Japanese Films.

Ume is also an internationally renowned film composer, best known for creating ‘Yumeji's Theme’ in Wong Kar-Wai's film In The Mood for Love as well as collaborating with Wong Kar-Wai on 2046. He was the music producer and composer for Zhang Yimou's films House of Flying Daggers and Curse of The Golden Flower and composed the end-title song ‘Lovers’ for the soprano Kathleen Battle.

Ume has proven his versatility in world cinema, working with such directors as Hong Kong's Ronny Yu for Jet Li's Fearless, Italy's Roberta Torre for Mare nero (Dark Sea), Serbia's Uros Stojanovic for Tears for Sale, England's Peter Webber for Hannibal Rising, Germany's Veit Helmer for Absurdistan and British director Sharon Maguire for Incendiary, starring Michelle Williams and Ewan McGregor.

He also contributed music to A Single Man, directed by Tom Ford (2009); Dias de gracia (Days of Grace) directed by Everardo Gout, winning the Mexican Academy Ariel Awards Best Score in 2012; Trishna, directed by Michael Winterbottom (2011); The Grandmaster, directed by Wong Kar-Wai (2013) winning jointly with French composer Nathaniel Mechaly the 2014 Best Composer Award at the 8th Asian Film Awards and 2014 Best Composer Award at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards; and Come il vento (Like the Wind) directed Marco Simon Puccioni (2013).

Ume composed the music for the official documentary film of the Beijing Olympics The Everlasting Flame : Beijing 2008, winning many international awards.

Since 2010 Ume has started to present his film music in concert at European festivals and concert halls.


Shigeru Umebayashi