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"...(Megumi Fujita) was marvellous
mature and confident
...faultless technique and tone...
Tour de force in all respects."

Musical Opinion, Wigmore Hall

Prizewinner at prestigious international competitions, Megumi Fujita has performed worldwide, and has recorded numerous CDs including the critically acclaimed Takemitsu and Rachmaninov 24 Preludes.

Megumi was born in New Zealand as a daughter of a Japanese Diplomat. She started to study piano at the age of five in Japan. After studying in Atlanta, USA and Baghdad, Iraq, she joined the Yehudi Menuhin School in 1979 to study with Simon Nicholls and Louis Kentner.

At 19, she was selected as a post-graduate student at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel-Aviv University and studied with Irina Zaritskaya winning First Prize in the Piano Competition at the Academy the same year.
She continued her post-graduate studies at the Royal College of Music with Irina Zaritskaya, winning the Hopkinson Gold Medal in 1986.

Megumi has since won numerous prizes including 3rd Prize at the International Bosendorfer Competition, Belgium, 4th Prize Montreal International Piano Competition and 2nd Prize PTNA Piano Competition, Japan. She has also received a Commemorative Medal from the F.Chopin Scholarship Fund Committee, Poland.

Megumi has performed numerous concertos and recitals throughout the world, and has broadcast on radios including the BBC Radio 3, Japan NHK FM radio, Canadian Radio, Moroccan national radio, and the Romanian national TV and radio.

Megumi is also an active chamber musician, as a pianist of the Fujita Piano Trio, and regularly collaborating with other musicians including the Dominant Quartet of Russia.

Megumi has recorded the Takemitsu Chamber works and piano solo works for the ASV, Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, Rachmaninov 24 Preludes for piano, Shostakovich/Ravel Trios, Schubert Piano Trios and Dvorak/Smetana Piano Trios, and a Piano Solo recital disc featuring works by Beethoven, Ravel and Rachmaninov with the Swedish label Intim Musik.


"..this was among the best recitals I've heard this year to mark the 150th Anniversary of Schumann's death."
Musical Opinion, Wigmore Hall 2006

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

 

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