Born in Kagoshima in 1969, Tatsuya Shimono cemented his international reputation as a conductor by winning the First Prize and the Hideo Saito Award at Tokyo International Music Competition for conducting in 2000 and the First Prize at the 47th Besançon International Competition in 2001. Since then he has guest conducted major orchestras in Japan and abroad. Shimono has appeared with major orchestras such as Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia,Czech Philharmonic Orchestra , Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire,Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and Silicon Valley Symphony.
In 2006 he was appointed Resident Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and since 2013 he is holding the title of Principal Guest Conductor there.
He is also holding the title of Music Director of Hiroshima Wind Orchestra since 2011 and guest conductor of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra since 2014.
In addition to his work with orchestra he also regularly conducts Opera at New National Theatre Tokyo,Nissay Theatre and Nikikai Opera among others.