In 1996, Nishimoto went abroad to enroll in the Opera and Symphony Study program at Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. The conservatory is one of Russia's oldest and best music institutions. There, Nishimoto studied under the instructions of Ilya Musin and Viktor Fedotov. Their alumni include influential talents, such as Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, and George Balanchine. Even in present time, they are highly regarded for their elite faculty members and their flexible curriculum.
Saint Petersburg State Conservatory (English)