(3/16) FREE Piano concert hosted by Ambassador Okamura & UN Women
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JET alumni are invited to a FREE piano concert by Japanese/Swedish pianist, Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming on Monday, 16 March 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (registration starts at 6:30 p.m.) at Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).
This free event is co-hosted by Ambassador OKAMURA Yoshifumi of Japan to the United Nations and UN Women.
To attend, JETs can RSVP to Ms. Agnes Mallari. Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Others names in party:
RSVP by the end of the day of Friday, March 13, 2015.
Born in Berlin to a Swedish artist/architect father and a Japanese pianist mother, Fuzjko started playing piano at an early age, taught by her mother. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts and winning various musical prizes in Japan’s major competitions, including the NHK Mainichi Music Contest and the Cultural Radio Broadcasting Inc. Music Prizes, Fuzjko entered the Berlin Institute of Music with the highest grade, and later moved to Vienna to study under Paul Badura Skoda. With the support of leading authorities on classical music such as Bruno Maderna, Leonard Bernstein, Shura Cherkassky and Nikita Magaloff who all praised her amazing talent, Fuzjko went on to play various concerts, but then faced the prospect of losing her hearing.
In 1999, Fuzjko’s acclaimed recital and documentary was broadcast on NHK TV. Her debut album La Campanella sold millions of copies, and was followed by more top-selling albums, culminating in four separate Japan Gold Disc Awards for Classical Album of the Year.
Fuzjko has performed numerous solo recitals and collaborated with international orchestras and musicians such as the Moscow Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Many musicians praise her performance, including Mischa Maisky who refers to Fuzjko as “an unforgettable pianist!”
In 2013, Fuzjko’s latest CD was ranked No.1 by listeners of Catalunya Ràdio, the largest classical music radio program in Spain. From September to November 2014, Fuzjko held recitals in 9 countries at 11 different venues, receiving a standing ovation at each location. Fuzjko has also been invited to collaborate and perform with the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Prague Radio Symphony, and the NHK Symphony.
*This concert is being organized as a side event of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Learn about the Beijing+20 campaign – Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It! at http://beijing20.unwomen.org
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