Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot

KOTARO FUKUMA Born in Tokyo, Kotaro Fukuma began learning piano at the age of five and has received many highawards in international competitions. In 2003, at the age of 20, Kotaro won both First Prize and theChopin Prize at the 15th Cleveland International Piano Competition. Since then his concert career has developed on five continents (North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia). Kotaro has performed in major concert venues, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, New York City; Wigmore Hall, London; Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Berlin; Gewandhaus, Leipzig; Salle Gaveau and Salle Olivier Messiaen, Paris and Suntory Hall, Tokyo.His performances with orchestras include the Cleveland Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic and NHK Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of such conductors as Yuri Simonov, Asher Fisch, Mihhail Gerts and Kazuki Yamada. Kotaro Fukuma has released sixteen CDs by the lables Naxos, Naxos Japan, ARSProduktion, Accustika, Editions Hortus, Esprit du Piano, DENON, Orpheus Classical. He studied music at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris with Bruno Rigutto and Marie-Francoise Bucquet, then at the Universitat der Kunste Berlin with Klaus Hellwig and at the International Piano Academy Lake Como in Italy. He also has studied with several great masters of the piano, including Leon Fleisher, Mitsuko Uchida and Aldo Ciccolini.

Friday, 14.05.2021
4.00 pm: Piano recital

Kotaro Fukuma

Tickets Rittersaal
Tickets Green Hall (listeners
Programme »Six Petits Concerts«

Alexandre Fontaines
Prélude et Fugue op.44 „Ach, wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig..." (2011)
J.S.Bach/FeinbergOrgelpräludium „An Wasserflüssen Babylons" (BWV 653)
J.S. Bach/Saint-Saens„Ouvertüre" aus der Kantate BWV 29
E.T.A Hoffmann
Sonate Nr.5 cis-Moll WO 40 (1815)
Largo - Allegro moderato
Charles-Valentin Alkan
Chant op.38 Nr.5- Agitatissimo - (1857)
Fanny Hensel
Introduktion und Capriccio h-Moll (1840)
Farhad Poupel
Piano Piece (2021)
K. Fukuma gewidmet - Erstaufführung -