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Japanese Pianist in Concert at Pianosalon Christophori

A cultural meeting through music where Japan meets Germany

September 15th, 2016
Veronica Barbiero, News from Berlin
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The 34-year-old pianist Kotaro Fukuma will perform at the “Pianosalon Christophori” in Berlin, to the notes of Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin. ​

Music has become a tool which brings people together from all over the globe. This is exactly what the Japanese pianist Kotaro Fukuma is experiencing in his career. Born in Tokyo in 1982, he started playing piano at the age of 5. When he was 20 years-old, he won the First Prize and the Chopin Prize at the 15th Cleveland International Piano Competition. Passionate about contemporary music, he moved to Europe when he was really young to study at the best academies in Paris, Italy and also Germany, where he attended the Universität der Künste and worked with Professor Klaus Hellwig.

On 21st of September, Fukuma will hold a concert at the Pianosalon Christophori in Uferstraße 8 at 8:30 pm. The performance will range from Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Fantasie Op.77 to Schubert and it will end with a representation of Chopin’s preludes. His performance will link together the tradition of Beethoven’s music, Chopin and Schubert’s works, all of them performed with the finesse, excellence and harmony of a young but incredibly talented Japanese pianist.

Kotaro Fukuma is therefore a brilliant artist who travelled to Europe to study in France, Italy and Germany, who performed in America, Asia and Europe, and who’s currently living in Berlin. He embodies the perfect example of how music can bring together different cultures, thoughts, traditions and views. This concert can be a good solution for enthusiasts and piano lovers. At present, music resembles a new form of art which gives people a new way of communicating. Music is different from culture to culture, but it has also a universal value in terms of meaning. It is a form of multiculturalism and it shows how diversity can be united through the sound of a Prelude.


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