Kota Murakami studied at Tokyo College of Music and was trained at the New National Theatre Young Artists Programme. His musical training took him to R.Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna by the Japanese Cultural Affairs Agency. In 2006, he sang as soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass in Bologna University.
He has sung many roles that includes Rodolfo in La Bohème, Don Jose in Carmen, Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, First commissary in Dialogues de Carmelites, Alfred and Blint in Fledermaus, Camille in The Merry Widow and A Young Sailor in Tristan und Isolde. In 2008 and 2009 he sang in Strauss’ La Folle by Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation directed by Joel Lauwers. In 2010 he sang as Rodlfo in La Boheme and Tamino in The Magic Flute with Singapore Lyric Opera.
His subsequent appearances with Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation were in The Magic Flute and Turandot in July 2011. Kota Murakami is regarded as one of primo uomos of the future.
He is a member of Nikikai.