Tomomi Nishimoto (西本智実) is a Japanese conductor.
Tomomi Nishimoto was born in Osaka, Japan on April 22, 1970. Her experience learning to play the piano from her mother at the age of three as well as her mother's musical influence are what fueled her interest to become a conductor in the future. After receiving her Bachelor of Music in Composition from Osaka College of Music in 1994, she was admitted to the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory.
Although she had the experience of conducting opera during her years in Osaka College of Music as a vice conductor, her formal conducting career started in 1998 with the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has conducted many famous Japanese orchestras and has received various awards, such as: the Idemitsu Award (1999), St. Stanislav Medal (1999) and Sakuya Konohana Award (2000).
Her professional career in Russia started in 1999, when she conducted the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic. In 2002, she was appointed as the chief conductor of the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra "Millennium". In addition, she has served as the principal guest conductor of the St. Petersburg Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (2004–2006), and was also appointed as the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director for Russian Symphony Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky Foundation (2004–2007). In 2005, she conducted the first public performance of Tchaikovsky’s unfinished Symphony "Life".