Kaori Fujii, flute

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Kaori Fujii is highly esteemed for her stable technique and profound musicality in all genres from classic to contemporary.

After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, she studied at the soloist class of the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart) receiving a scholarship from Yasuda Culture Foundation from October 2001 and from Rohm Music Foundation from September 2003. She graduated from the university at the top of the class. Fujii won the first prize at the 7th Japan Woodwind Competition in 1996, the 14th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition in 1997, as well as the 67th Music Competition of Japan in 1998.

She was the youngest winner in the history of these competitions. She was also awarded the second prize and the special prize at the 44th International Competition Maria Canals de Barcelona in 1998. Other distinctions include the Asahi Newspaper Award and the E. Nakamichi Award.
Fujii has performed with major Japanese orchestras and international artists such as Enrico Morricone, Heribert Beissel, Albrecht Mayer, Stanislav Bunin, and Phillip Moll. She is also a frequent guest of international music festivals. In March 2006 Fujii made her U.S. debut with standing ovation at the concert in Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. She has recorded many CDs including “Garota de Ipanema”, which was pre-nominated for the Grammy Awards under 7 categories and at the 2007 Latin Grammy Awards (LARAS). Most recently (Dec. 2011), she was featured as an orchestral soloist at a televised Christmas Gala Concert by ZDF (German National TV network), which was broadcasted nationwide and attended by the German President Wulff. Fujii is scheduled to produce a new CD in Germany. She is based in New York.

Official homepage:http://www.kaorifujii.com/

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