Chopin Etudes for Everyone Masterclass@OSAKA
Message from Megumi Fujita
after losing my beloved teacher and mentor Irina Zaritskaya in
2001, I have felt so lost and all of my self confidence has vanished.
After 17 long years, I have regained my self confidence back again
The thought process in essence is to 'recreate what I envisaged Chopin imagined for his 24 etudes', and to physically express it on the keyboard. I have recorded the etudes in Sweden, and have released the CD in May 2017.
With the complete performance of the etudes, and the following masterclass, I hope to deepen your understanding of the greatness and the ingenuity of the etudes, and share the secret of playing the Chopin etudes for all piano lovers.
Megumi Fujita (piano) was born in New Zealand to Japanese diplomat parents.
Was accepted to the acclaimed Yehudi Menuhin School in England at 14, and was selected to perform with the legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin. She continued her studies at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv (Israel) and the Royal College of Music, London (UK) with Simon Nicholls, Louis Kentner, Vlado Perlemuter, Irina Zaritskaya and Alexandra Andrievsky.
3rd Prize Bosendorfer International Piano Competition, 4th Prize Montreal International Piano Competition, Diploma and Chopin Commemorative Medal Chopin International Piano Competition, Silver Medal PTNA Piano Competition.
Released 3 CDs from Swedish Intim Musik label; Rachmaninov 24 Preludes, Beethoven/Ravel/Rachmaninov Recital Disc and Chopin 24 Etudes.
Studied 18 years under Irina Zaritskaya - 2nd prize winner of the Chopin Competition (Pollini was the winner).
Full member of The Frédéric Chopin Society of Japan, Piano Teachers National Association (PTNA) and the Japan Federation of Musicians.
Chopin Complete 24 Etudes Recital
......12112 Etudes Op.10, 12 Etudes Op.25
Audience Ticket 3,000 yen
・Chopin 24 Etudes Op 10 & Op 25 CD INTIM MUSIK (Sweden) Recorded November 2016
'I can go on about how exceptional this CD is, but it is self-evidant once one listens to the recording' Tadao Aosawa (from CD sleeve notes)
'Do listen to the CD in the record shop – and I am sure you will love Megumi Fujita's way of playing and her Chopin's interpretation.' P-G Bergfors (Swedish Music Critic, Kammer Musik i Lerum)
24 Etudes Recital
15:50～16:00 Free Short Lesson
16:00～16:10 Free Short Lesson
16:10～16:20 Free Short Lesson
16:20～16:50 Question Time
Prior registration required for the Masterclass (50,000 yen, whole day ticket and your DVD of the Masterclass included) and Free Short Lessons. Deadline 22nd November 2018.
In association with: Kawai Musical Instruments, The Frédéric Chopin Society of Japan, Piano Teachers National Association (PTNA), the Japan Federation of Musicians, Polish Institute in Tokyo.
Application Form (Japanese)：http://fujitatrio.awardspace.co.uk/j/chopinapplication.htm
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