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Transcriptions by Kotaro Fukuma
Parlez-moi d’amour (Lenoir)
First Prize and the Chopin Prize at the 15th Cleveland International Piano Competition, Kotaro Fukuma has performed in major concert venues, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, New York City; Wigmore Hall, London; Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Berlin; Gewandhaus, Leipzig; Salle Gaveau, Paris; Victoria Hall, Geneva; Auditorio Nacional, Madrid; and Suntory Hall, Tokyo.
His performances with orchestras include the Cleveland Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Kotaro Fukuma has released more than fifteen commercial CDs and received critical acclaim in such music magazines as Gramophone, Diapason, American Music Records, Monde de la Musique, Classica, Bayern 4 Klassik and Classic Today.
He studied music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, at the Universität der Künste Berlin and at the International Piano Academy Lake Como.
Since July 2020 he has also been producing a concert series “Rare Piano Music”, in which he presents colleague pianists and rare piano repertoire.
Kotaro Fukuma currently lives between Amsterdam, Berlin and Tokyo.