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Kenji Fujimura - piano

Dr Kenji Fujimura is an internationally-acclaimed pianist and chamber musician. Recent CDs include William Hurlstone Complete Piano Music (Musicweb International Recording of the Month; Fanfare USA Colin Clarke’s ‘Top 5 Want List’), The Messiaen Nexus (2014 Limelight Chamber Music Recording of the Year) and Complete Violin Sonatas of George Frederick Pinto with violinist Elizabeth Sellars. Upcoming recordings include solo piano music by Theodore Dubois, Ernest Guiraud, Leo Livens and others.

Kenji is also a multi-award-winning composer.  His compositions have been performed throughout Australasia, USA, Romania, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Recent prizes include the Singapore Asian Composers Festival Award, William Lincer Foundation Award (New York) and VirtualArtists International Composition Award (USA).

A highly respected pedagogue, Kenji’s tertiary-teaching career began while he was still an undergraduate. He is currently Deputy/Artistic Director at the International Academy of Musical Arts, an examiner for the AMEB, a teacher of piano at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and co-founder of Trio Anima Mundi.

A passionate advocate for music education, Kenji is regularly invited to give masterclasses and adjudicate competitions and has done so in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. He is Patron of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia. His own formative studies were in Tokyo, Melbourne and London, completing the four-year BMus(Hons) degree in two years (Melb), as well as gaining a PGDipPerf(Dist), MMus and PhD.

Kenji was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 2015 for his "significant contribution to the music profession".

The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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