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JAPANESE PIANIST - FUZJKO HEMMING CLASSICAL CONCERT
 
Wednesday 7 March 19:00
 
Embassy of Japan in South Africa in collaboration with Brooklyn Theatre
 

Born in Germany in 1932, Fuzjko Hemming started learning how to play the piano from her mother and then from Mr. Leonid Kreutzer, a classical pianist, who predicted even when she was a teenager that she would be soon a world famous musician, with the ability to move people deeply through her splendid performance.

Soon after starting her professional career as a pianist, she received many prestigious honours in Japan, including the NHK-Mainichi Music Concours. She moved to Germany to study at the Berlin University of the Arts. Having graduated with honours, she moved to Vienna to further study under pianist Paul Badura-Skoda. During her stay in Vienna, however, she lost her hearing completely due to illness, with some hearing returning later to only her left ear.

Photographer: ⒸNakajima Hideo

In 1999 she became a sensation in Japan with a popular debut recording, La Campanella, which launched an international career taking her to major concert venues such as those in New York, London, Paris and Berlin. There were over two million copies of exceptional sales in the classic field, and Fuzjko received the Japan Gold Disc Award and Album of the Year Award four times, a feat that has never been achieved by any other artist. Recently in 2014, she performed at 11 venues in 9 countries in Europe during September and November and received standing ovations and won great popularity.

She has continued performing vigorously in recent years, including the joint performances with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2015, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in 2016, the Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia Conductor, the Hamburger Symphoniker, and the Stage Symphony Capella of Russia in 2017. As one of her fellow musicians, Mischa Maisky credited her by saying, "I deeply appreciate her artistry." It is true that many artists whom have collaborated with her feel the same.

Programme:

Sonate C-dur
SchubertImpromptu Op. 90 No. 3
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NAczQ5ROg)
ChopinEtude Op. 10 No. 5
Etude Op. 25 No. 1
Etude Op. 10 No. 12 (Revolution)
Polonaise Op. 53 (Kissin)
Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1
Intermission (20 minutes)
ScarlattiSonate E-dur
DebussyClair de lune
RachmaninovPrelude
LisztPaganini Etude No. 6
Liebestraum
La Campanella
Youtube links on Fuzjko Hemming
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKWmT2DdAeU
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BGt7XZilrQ
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NAczQ5ROg

Ticket sales:

Wednesday 7 March 19:00

Block A (Adult) - R160   Block B (Adult) - R140
Block A (Senior) - R140   Block B (Senior)- R120
Children/Scholars/Students - R120  

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