Mao Fujita was born in Tokyo in 1998. He is a graduate of the Tokyo College of Music High School. Currently, he is studying as a special scholarship student at the Tokyo College of Music. In 2017 he won the International Clara Haskil Piano Competition in Switzerland, getting three special awards. In June, he won the 2nd prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. In October 2019 he made his London debut, performing with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra.
Mao Fujita has been invited to perform at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, the Verbier Festival and at the New Generation Series at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. His concerto repertoire includes works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Schumann among many others. He also has a wide recital repertoire, which includes composition of different periods ndash; from Bach and Scarlatti to Stravinsky and Righetti. Mao Fujita’s recent highlights include performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Oleg Caetani and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (2018), Andre Jolivet’s Piano Concerto with Kazuyoshi Akiyama and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (2019) and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Kahchun Wong and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra (2019). His engagements for the 2019–20 season include concerts in Germany, Russia, Latvia and Switzerland. He has recorded five CDs on Naxos.
Information for November 2019