Alumnus Dai Fujikura celebrated with portrait concert at Wigmore HallThu 15 February 2018
Bringing together an incredible range of award-winning musicians from around the globe, and featuring several premieres, the concert offers an opportunity to celebrate the work and achievements of this highly successful composer.
Fujikura comments on the concert –
“I am delighted to have a portrait concert at the renowned Wigmore Hall with all-star musicians from all over the world. Many of the works have been specially written for these musicians, for both traditional Japanese and western instruments. I am curious to hear 20 years of my music played together at this concert, which includes compositions dating back to 1998 as well as a world premiere. What a way to celebrate my 40th!”
Dai Fujikura completed his BMus in composition at Trinity Laban in 2000 and has gone on to achieve world-wide acclaim as an international composer and musician, winning numerous international prizes including a Royal Philharmonic Society Award and the Paul Hindemith Prize. His work has been commissioned by, amongst others, the BBC Proms, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and the Oslo Sinfonietta. He has also released several CDs on his own record label, Minabel.
Several pieces featuring in Saturday’s concert were written during Fujikura’s time studying at Trinity Laban. This includes ‘Frozen Heat’, a work he composed as a third year undergraduate for a friend’s final recital.
Fujikura continues –
“It is quite strange to think that the piece had its ‘premiere’ in a little recital hall at Trinity Laban and is now being performed all over the world. I loved my time at Trinity Laban, especially the open and supportive atmosphere. I also valued the opportunity to showcase and programme my music within college, and the help I was given to make professional industry contacts.”
Dai Fujikura Portrait | SAT 17 FEB 2018 | Wigmore Hall
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