An interview with Nunoya was the cover story of the May 2012 issue of Percussive Notes magazine. He has been described as “magnetic … impressive” (Houston Chronicle) and “agile and terrifically talented” (Boston Herald). His repertoire includes a range of solo and chamber works for marimba, as well as adaptations of Bach, Piazzolla, Japanese folk music, Ennio Morricone and more.
As a concerto soloist, Mr. Nunoya has appeared with the Houston Symphony, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, and The Boston Conservatory Orchestra (USA); the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and Atorion Chamber Orchestra (Japan); OWL Kammerphilharmonie Minden, Bartholdy-Ensemble Rheinfelden (Germany); and Di Repercussio Ensemble percussioni dell’Istituto Peri (Italy).
His solo marimba CD Red Dragonfly was called a “monumental CD” (Percussive Notes) and “an example of artistic music making at its highest level” (PAS—Florida Chapter newsletter). His second CD “The Sower,” in which he focused on Japanese pieces, was released in August 2013 from Octavia Records, Japan. In August 2016, Mr. Nunoya released two CDs (“Piazzolla on Marimba” and “Classics on Marimba”) from Oehms Classics, and the both CDs received special commendation awards from Record Geijutsu Magazine in Japan. In February 2019, he has relearsed his 5th CD "Concertos on Marimba," which received "Gouden Label" awards from Klassiek Centraal Belgium and 5 Stars on BBC Music Magazine.
Nunoya gained considerable attention when he won Third Prize at the 3rd World Marimba Competition (held in Germany in 2002—one of the most prestigious marimba competitions worldwide). He also won top prizes at many other national and international competitions including First Prize at the Ima Hogg Young Artists Competition (2005, Houston, Texas—USA), First Prize at the 3rd Libertango International Competition (2009, centered on the music of Astor Piazzolla—Italy), and Second Prize at Percussive Arts Society International Marimba Competition (2003, USA).