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September 18, 2021

Celebrated pianist Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming in Bucharest concert

The musician will perform tonight at the Romanian Athenaeum a recital including works by Schubert, Chopin, Bach, Sukegawa and Liszt.

The event, starting at 7pm is organized by the Embassy of Japan and the “George Enescu Philarmonics, a communiqué sent to Nine O’Clock informs.

Born in Berlin to a Japanese pianist mother and a Russian-Swedish architect father, Fuzjko relocated to Tokyo at the age of five to be raised only by her mother, and also received piano lessons under her guidance.

At the age of 28, Fuzjko went to the Berlin Institute of Music to further her musical studies. After graduation, she moved to Vienna lauded by eminent musicians such as composer/conductor Bruno Ma­der­na, who offered her a soloist contract with support by Leonard Bern­stein, which Fuzjko is still proud of to this day. In 1996, she returned to Japan, and held concerts at her alma mater, TNUFM.

Fuzjko’s debut CD, La Campanella, was released on August 25, 1999 and sold over two million copies, an unusual phenomenon in the classical music scene. As of today, fifteen CDs have been released, all of which have sold a remarkable number of copies. Four of her CDs have received the Classical Album of the Year award at the Japan Gold Disc Awards, a feat never before accomplished. Since her domestic CD debut, Fuzjko has performed many solo recitals throughout the world.

Since then, she has performed in Paris, London, Milan, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Stockholm, Budapest, Hamburg, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in the years 2002 and 2004. Since 2005, she has been invited by the Moscow Philhar­monic Orchestra (Yuri Simonov, conductor) to perform concerts regularly in Moscow, and has also been invited by various other orchestras around the world, to perform in such places as Prague, Örebro(Sweden), Vienna, and Nice. Although Fuzjko’s performance schedule leaves her with very little free time, she never forgets about her humanitarian obligation for others. Such examples of her compassionate nature can be seen in her actions, such as donating to the 9-11 victims, Afghan refugees, and to UNICEF. Moreover, her humanitarian passion can be found in the fact that she continues to support and fight for animal rights, starting with providing care and shelter for cats and dogs. She has also been a vegetarian for more than 22 years.

The repertoire of the Bucharest concert includes pieces by Franz Schubert (Impromptu op90, no 3, Moments musicaux op.94, no4), Frederic Chopin (Nocturne op.4, no1 Etude op. 25, no. 11, Etude 0p. 10, no.3, Piano sonata op. 35, no. 2, Valse op. 18, no.1) J.S. Bach (Partita no.1 BWV 825, Choralas BWV 147 “Jesus bleibet meine Freude), Toshiya Sukegawa (Lacrimosa), Franz Liszt (Etude no.3 “Un Sopiro”), Paganini Etude no.6, Paganini Etude no.3 “La Campanella”).

Tickets on sale at the venue’s ticket office.

Address: 1, Benjamin Franklin 1 St. phone no.: 021 315 25 67

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