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About

Murakami is the 2014 NHK Trophy champion.

Began skating at age 9 ... Moved with his family to the U.S. as a young child and competed for the U.S. until the 2007-08 season before switching to Japan ... Won the 2006 U.S. junior pewter medalist ... Twice received the Michael Weiss Foundation scholarship ... Enjoys biking, cooking and swimming.

Season Notes

  • 2016-17 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Bring Him Home" performed by Josh Groban
    FS Music: Music from Pagliacci performed by Andrea Bocelli
  • 2015-16 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Bring Him Home" by Josh Groban
    FS Music: "Anniversary" by Yoshiki
  • 2014-15 Season Notes
    SP Music: Music from The Wind and the Lion by Jerry Goldsmith
    FS Music: "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Rachmaninoff
  • 2013-14 Season Notes
    SP Music: Music from Once Upon A Time In Mexico soundtrack by Robert Rodriguez
    FS Music: Music from Gladiator soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
  • 2012-13 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Bolero for Violin and Orchestra" by Walter Taieb
    FS Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Mission by Ennio Morricone
  • 2011-12 Season Notes
    SP Music: "The Feeling Begins" by Peter Gabriel
    FS Music: Music from Gladiator soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
  • 2010-11 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Toccata and Fugue" by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Vanessa-Mae
    FS Music: Music from the Lawrence of Arabia soundtrack by Maurice Jarre
  • 2009-10 Season Notes
    SP Music: Music from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
    FS Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Rock by Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams
  • 2008-09 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Night on Bald Mountain" by Modest Mussorgsky
    FS Music: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • 2006-07 Season Notes
    SP Music: Music from the Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack by Henry Mancini
    FS Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Vision of Escaflowne by Yoko Kanno
  • 2005-06 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Korobushka" by Bond
    FS Music: Music from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
  • 2004-05 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Hava Nagila" by various artists
    FS Music: Music from the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt
  • 2003-04 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima
    FS Music: Music from the Fiddler on the Roof soundtrack by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and John Williams
  • 2002-03 Season Notes
    FS Music: Music from the soundtrack of Iron Monkey by Richard Yuen and James L. Venable

Competitive History

  • 2018 - Japanese Championships - 5th
  • 2017 - Autumn Classic International - 8th
  • 2016 - Ondrej Nepela Memorial - 4th
  • 2016 - Japanese Championships - 7th
  • 2015 - Grand Prix Final - 6th
  • 2015 - Trophée Eric Bompard - 3rd
  • 2015 - Skate Canada - 3rd
  • 2015 - Coupe du Printemps - 1st
  • 2015 - Four Continents Championships - 4th
  • 2015 - Japanese Championships - 7th
  • 2014 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2014 - U.S. International Classic - 3rd
  • 2014 - Coupe du Printemps - 1st
  • 2014 - Japanese Championships - 10th
  • 2013 - Merano Cup - 2nd
  • 2012 - Ondrej Nepela Memorial - 2nd
  • 2013 - Triglav Trophy - 3rd
  • 2012 - Japanese Championships - 6th
  • 2011 - Merano Cup - 1st
  • 2011 - Skate America - 6th
  • 2011 - Ondrej Nepela Memorial - 1st
  • 2011 - Japanese Championships - 7th
  • 2010 - Japanese Championships - 19th
  • 2010 - Skate America - 5th
  • 2010 - Finlandia Trophy - 5th
  • 2009 - Japanese Championships - 5th
  • 2009 - Japanese Junior Championships - 3rd
  • 2009 - NHK Trophy - 9th
  • 2009 - Finlandia Trophy - 7th
  • 2008 - Japanese Junior Championships - 5th
  • 2007 - U.S. Championships - 15th
  • 2006 - World Junior Championships - 11th