・ＣＤ Chopin 24 Etudes Op 10 & Op 25 レーベル：スウェーデン
INTIM MUSIK 2016年11月 録音
Musik i Lerum スウェーデン 音楽評論家 P-G ベリフォシュ
Op.25 No.5 & No.6 2017年 9月 日本ショパン協会第278回例会での全曲演奏会より
from the late Vlado Perlemuter
To whom it may concern
It is a pleasure for
me to recommend the young pianist Megumi Fujita who in my opinion
has a very good future before her. She has already a very good
technique and she is very deeply gifted as a musician.
from the late Lord Menuhin
25 February 1991
To whom it may concern
known Megumi Fujita for several years, both as a pupil of my school
and as a musician with whom I have played on a number of occasions.
She has very special pianistic and musical gifts and is a delightful
young lady. Her sincerity and deep commitment communicate themselves
to audiences, who always respond to her performance with great
warmth and enthusiasm. Megumi Fujita is a remarkable young musician
whose playing combines brilliance and drama with intensly poetic
from Simon Nicholls
29th May 2019
Megumi Fujita is a
pianist of high artistic achievement, who communicates in her
playing insights of rare significance. In her performances her
artistry is always supremely at the service of the music and the
composer; a strong interpretive personality creates a sense of
communication with each member of the audience.
Ongaku Gendai Magazine Article
“Ongaku Gendai” Magazine
Chopin by Megumi
Complete 24 Chopin
and ‘Chopin Etudes for everyone’ Masterclass
(at Kawai Sendai, Concert Salon “Verde” on 21st April, 2019)
Fujita was born in New Zealand and spent most of her life in
various countries because her father was a diplomat. She started
learning the piano from her mother at the age of five and entered
the piano world. She studied under Louis Philip Kentner (1905-1987),
Vlado Perlemuter (1904-2002) at the Yehudi Menuhin School in
the United Kingdom, and Irina Zaritskaya (1939-2001) as a post-graduate
student at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
when Zaritskaya moved to the Royal College of Music in the United
Kingdom, Fujita continued her post-graduate studies at the Royal
College of Music to follow her professor Zaritskaya. Madame
Zaritskaya was also a very famous "Chopinist'' who was
known in the piano world. She took second place after Maurizio
Pollini (1942-) in the sixth Chopin competition in Warsaw in
1960 and was recognized for her exceptional talent. Zaritskaya
went on to continue to higher musical studies at Moscow Conservatory
words Fujita received extensive guidance until Zaritskaya's
death. For example Kentner learnt from Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)
who was a composer, philosopher, folklorist and linguist. While
Perlemuter learned from Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) and from Alfred
Cortot (1877-1962 ) and he was active worldwide. So it can be
said that Fujita's piano genealogy reaches the most important
pianists in world music history.
was active overseas with her sisters ; Honoka on cello and Arisa
on violin known as the "Fujita sisters". Recently
Fujita is a soloist focusing on concerts and teaching piano
in Japan. It is because of her pure heart that she wants to
convey to the Japanese piano performers her musical arts and
heritage from her professors.
recent CD from Intim Musik Sweden is all Chopin études. This
is an album that reproduces the sound of Chopin inherited from
Madame Zaritskaya. I was deeply impressed when I listened to
her live performance, Fujita was particular about Chopin's ideal
fingering techniques, and in her performance I could hear the
trained independence of ten fingers. She plays Chopin's etudes
as a work of art in which Chopin incorporate artistic creativity,
skill and music.
Op. 10-6 in E flat minor in the style of nocturnal combines
the precise touch and volume of the left -hand part further
enhancing the artistry of this etude. "The ascending arpeggio"
in No.11 in E flat major is undisturbed, and even when playing
the left and right hands, her "tempo rubato" would
even enchant Clara Schumann, who had criticized Chopin's performance.
Op. 25-10 "the octave jumping'' in B minor was very refreshing
with careful consideration not to make any unwanted noise with
the pedal Etude No. 11 "Etude of the tree wilt' ' and No.
12 are exactly "pictures of sound ". The wind that
blows the leaves off the trees and the scene of people raising
their collars and pining for their warm homes. The final Etude,
Op. 25-12 "Ocean Etude" increases the heart at of
the listener in the parallel arpeggio of both hands.
her whole concert Fujita's awareness is that the sound is not
muddy at all by the control of the damper pedal like that which
Pollini inherited from legendary pianist Michelangeli. In a
similar environment to Argerich whose father was a diplomat,
Fujita's performance level of Chopin was outstanding compared
to other pianists.
I want to say that Megumi Fujita will hold an all Chopin Etude
concert at St. John's Smith Square Hall in London on 27th of
October this autumn. It is my hope that many Japanese will go
to the United Kingdom to hear the performance. As was Kawai
concert salon "Verde" fair day on April 21 in Sendai
Dr. Tsunenori Nitobe