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The Complete 24 Chopin Etudes Recital
Chopin Complete 24 Etudes Recital
12 Etudes Op.10, 12 Etudes Op.25

Sunday 27th October 2019 at 3pm
St John's Smith Square, London
Leading pianist of her generation, Megumi Fujita has forged a varied and solid career spanning four decades. She has toured internationally and recorded extensively both as a soloist and a chamber musician being a member of the critically acclaimed Fujita Piano Trio.

Having studied for nearly 18 years with Irina Zaritskaya, and utilizing her unique vantage point as a chamber musician, Megumi has re-examined the core of the Chopin etudes which culminated to a CD release in 2017.


Message from Megumi Fujita

Devastated 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 at last!

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.
Join me as I embark to share my discovery!


'I can go on about how exceptional this CD is, but it is self-evidant once one listens to the recording'
Tadao Aosawa (from Chopin 24 Etudes 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)


Megumi gave a solo performance of three of Chopin’s most popular Etudes (Black Keys, Thirds and Revolutionary) in which she balanced power and richness of sound with a wonderful delicacy of touch.
Frances Wilson (Crosseyed Pianist Blogger)



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.



Letter from the late Vlado Perlemuter

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13th October 1983
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.

Vlado Perlemuter

Letter from the late Lord Menuhin

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25 February 1991
To whom it may concern

I have 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 lyrical qualities.

Yehudi Menuhin

Letter 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.

Simon Nicholls




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