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Mao Fujita

Tchaikovsky Competition 2019, Silver Medalist

  • With an innate musical sensitivity and naturalness to his artistry, 24-year old pianist Mao Fujita has already impressed many leading musicians as one of those special talents which come along only rarely, equally at home in Mozart as the major romantic repertoire.

    Born in Tokyo, Fujita was still studying at the Tokyo College of Music in 2017 when he took First Prize at the prestigious Concours International de Piano Clara Haskil in Switzerland, along with the Audience Award, Prix Modern Times, and the Prix Coup de Coeur, which first brought him to the attention of the international music community. He was also the Silver Medalist at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, where his special musical qualities received exceptional attention from a jury of leading musicians.

  • Mit seiner angeborenen musikalischen Sensibilität und Natürlichkeit hat der 24-jährige Pianist Mao Fujita bereits viele führende Musiker als eines jener seltenen Talente beeindruckt, die in Mozart ebenso zu Hause sind wie im großen romantischen Repertoire.

    Der in Tokio geborene Mao Fujita studierte noch am Tokyo College of Music, als er 2017 beim renommierten Concours International de Piano Clara Haskil in der Schweiz den Ersten Preis sowie den Publikumspreis, den Prix Modern Times und den Prix Coup de Coeur gewann, was ihn erstmals ins Blickfeld der internationalen Musikwelt brachte. Er war zudem Gewinner der Silbermedaille beim Tschaikowsky-Wettbewerb 2019 in Moskau, wo sein besonderes Klavierspiel von der Jury aus führenden Musikern besonders gewürdigt wurde.

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  • Fujita has been invited to appear in recital at major international festivals including the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Tsinandali and Riga-Jurmala festivals, among others, and he makes his highly-anticipated US recital debut at Carnegie Hall in January 2023. Recent and upcoming orchestral highlights include performances with the Gewandhausorchester, Munich Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Philharmonique de Radio France, Konzerthaus Berlin, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, RAI, Filarmonica della Scala, and Lucerne Festival orchestras, while his many conductor relationships include Vasily Petrenko, Christoph Eschenbach, Riccardo Chailly, and Andris Nelsons.

    In November 2021, Fujita signed an exclusive multi-album deal with Sony Classical International. The new partnership sees him explore many facets of repertoire across several releases, starting with an eagerly-anticipated studio recording of Mozart’s complete piano sonatas, which is due for release in October 2022, following an acclaimed series of performances of the complete sonatas at the Verbier Festival in 2021. Fujita has been invited to perform the same set of works, interspersed with sets of Variations, over five concerts for his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall at the end of the 22/23 season.

    Starting piano lessons at the age of three, Fujita won his first international prize in 2010 at the World Classic in Taiwan, and became a laureate of numerous national and international competitions such as the Rosario Marciano International Piano Competition in Vienna (2013), Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians (2015), and the Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition (2016).

    Mao Fujita moved to Berlin in 2022 for further studies with Kirill Gerstein.

    2022/23 season / 386 words. Not to be altered without permission.
  • Mao Fujita wurde zu Rezitalen bei bedeutenden internationalen Festivals eingeladen, darunter das Klavier-Festival Ruhr, das Tsinandali und das Riga-Jurmala Festival, um nur einige zu nennen. Im Januar 2023 gibt er sein mit Spannung erwartetes US-Rezitaldebüt in der Carnegie Hall. Zu den jüngsten und kommenden Orchester-Highlights gehören Auftritte mit dem Gewandhausorchester, Münchner Philharmoniker, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra sinfonica nazionale della RAI, Filarmonica della Scala und Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Zu seinen zahlreichen Dirigentenbeziehungen zählen Namen wie Vasily Petrenko, Christoph Eschenbach, Riccardo Chailly und Andris Nelsons.

    Im November 2021 unterzeichnete Mao Fujita einen Exklusivvertrag mit Sony Classical International, in dessen Rahmen er ein breites Repertoire einspielen wird – beginnend mit einer Studioaufnahme von Mozarts sämtlichen Klaviersonaten, die im Oktober 2022 veröffentlicht wird (nach einer umjubelten Reihe von Aufführungen der gesamten Sonaten beim Verbier Festival 2021). Für sein Debüt in der Londoner Wigmore Hall am Ende der Saison 22/23 wurde er eingeladen, den Zyklus in fünf Konzerten aufzuführen.

    Fujita, der im Alter von drei Jahren mit dem Klavierunterricht begann, gewann 2010 seinen ersten internationalen Preis bei der World Classic in Taiwan und wurde Preisträger zahlreicher nationaler und internationaler Wettbewerbe wie dem Rosario Marciano International Piano Competition in Wien (2013), Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians (2015) und dem Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition (2016).

    Mao Fujita zog 2022 nach Berlin, um bei Kirill Gerstein weiter zu studieren.

    Saison 2022/23 / 358 Wörter. Darf ohne Genehmigung nicht verändert werden.


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"When his fingers touched the keys, ... waves of airy filigree, beautifully formed and finished, emerged in almost uninterrupted streams for his two-hour solo recital."

New York Times, January 2023

"The first thing that strikes is his affection for this music, which shines out of every bar: the care with which he approaches every sonata, whether mature or early, is consistently impressive. Fujita’s sound world is very much at one with Mozart’s – with a translucence of tone that brings the music sparklingly to life."

Gramophone, December 2022

"Fujita is a musician of tremendous versatility and taste, with a poetic sense of pulse and eloquent, insightful, fearless articulation" 

The Times, October 2019

Intermusica represents Mao Fujita Worldwide (excluding Japan and Korea)

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Director, Berlin
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Senior Artist Manager, Munich
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Assistant Artist Manager
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