Set to be published in translation imminently is the 2016 best selling novel by Natsu Miyashita, The Forest of Wool and Steel received the Japan Booksellers Award and has in 2018 appeared in a film adaption directed by Kojiro Hashimoto.
The main protagonist, Tomura, a high school student hears the sound of a piano being tuned which evokes the forest that surrounds the small town of the novel's setting. Having not read the novel as of yet the story feels very much to be one that sees the centeal character as he confronts the challenges and obstacles of pursuing your true calling. Although not being able to see much information about the translator on various websites, I'm pretty certain it's by Philip Gabriel, both the film and the novel I'm looking forward to catching up with.
The Forest of Wool and Steel at Penguin
for the film's website.http://hitsuji-hagane-movie.com/sp/