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Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming

Superlative performance that soothe the heart.
The most acclaimed exceptionally talented pianist of today’s Japan.

Ms. Fujiko Hemming was awarded many prestigious prizes in several major domestic competitions while she was a student at Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music.
She began her active professional performance career immediately after graduation.
After studying at the Berlin Institute of Music, she was recognized and highly acclaimed
by Bruno Maderna, one of the greatest composer-conductor of 20th century, and was also eagerly supported by Leonard Bernstein who showed a keen interest in her.
Suddenly after suffering from a high fever during a recital series in Vienna, she lost her hearing entirely for two years.
Right after her recent returning to Japan, A TV documentary on her playing and turbulent life story was broadcasted in Feb. 1999. It received an unprecedented great sensational reaction and made her star of classical music in one night. In the same year her debut CD "La Campanella" was released and sold over 900, 000 copies, as of April 2002, an incomparable event in the classical music scene. This CD and another one have received the Japan Gold Disc Award and various Classical Albums of the Year awards.
Following the numbers of her successful domestic concert tours, Ms. Hemming held her debut New York's Carnegie Hall recital filled with an enthusiastic audience of 3,000 people on June 2001. And then she made her piano concerto concert debut at Dvorak Hall in Prague on September. Shortly after her returning to Japan, Ms. Hemming accomplished her performances in more than thirty five concerts altogether on an epoch making four-month-long Japan tour with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
In early summer of 2002 she made a six-stop cross-country tour of Europe and in the fall a joint tour of Japan with conductor Yuri Simonov and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra followed by the another tours of the United States and Europe. This brisk pace of activities is accelerating both at home and abroad and she continues to receive fervent broad endorsement from all ages of both classical and non-classical music fans.

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