Mao Fujita



Born in Tokyo in 1998, Mao Fujita began studying the piano at the age of three.
In 2017, while still a freshman at the Tokyo College of Music, Mao won the 27th Concours International De Piano Clara Haskil in Switzerland, also winning three special awards?the “Audience Award,” the “Prix Modern Times,” and the “Prix Coup de Coeur.” This achievement earned him international attention.
Mao has won numerous awards inside and outside Japan. In 2010, he received 1st Prize in the Junior Section of “The World Classic” (Taiwan) and 1st Prize in the elementary school division of the national competition of the Student Music Concours of Japan. He also won 1st Prize at the International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Austria in 2013, 1st Prize at the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians in 2015, 1st Prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition, and 3rd Prize at the Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition in the United States in 2016.

In 2013, Mao gave his solo debut recital at Tsuda Hall. Since then he has been invited to perform recitals both in Japan and in international festivals including the Chopin Summer Festival in Poland, the World Festival in Assisi, Italy, and the Festival Next Generation in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland.
He has performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Macao Orchestra and others, under the batons of Shigeo Genda, Norichika Iimori, Naoto Otomo, Rei Hotoda, Christian Zacharias, and Lu Jia.
In 2013, Mao released his first album, Mao Fujita (NYCC-10001) which was the first CD release on “Naxos Cresciendo,” Naxos Japan’s new label for young musicians. His second album, Young Virtuoso, (NYCC-27296) was released in 2015, winning high acclaim.
Mao Fujita is freshman studying as a special scholarship student in the Piano Performance for Talented Student Division at the Tokyo College of Music. He studies piano with Professor Minoru Nojima, Professor Kazuko Sumi and Mr. Hiroo Sato, and solfeggio with Mr. Yo Nishio.
He is a 2017 scholarship student of the Aoyama Foundation.

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