Mao Fujita / Piano Recital

FAST LANE – Young top musicians getting ready for a big career / Hamburg International Music Festival

Mao Fujita
Mao Fujita © Dovile Sermokas

A foray into Classical and Romantic music

At the age of just 24, Mao Fujita is already at home on the world’s top concert platforms and at the side of major orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. In his hometown, he studied at the Tokyo College of Music, and he is currently refining his playing as a student of Kirill Gerstein’s in Berlin. He has also received a lot of praise for his recording of the complete Mozart sonatas: »You can hear how much pleasure he takes in the many, often witty little details,« commented the NDR reviewer.

It’s with Mozart that Fujita opens his first solo recital at the Elbphilharmonie. The varied foray into the worlds of Classical and Romantic music continues with a Chopin Barcarolle, with the »Kreisleriana« that Schumann dedicated to Chopin, and then Prokofiev’s impressive F-minor Sonata. In addition, an interesting rarity in the shape of the dreamy and playful »Les fêtes« by French impressionist Déodat de Séverac is on the programme.


Mao Fujita piano


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata for Piano in B-flat major, KV 315c

Déodat de Séverac
Les fêtes / from: Cerdaña – Cinq études pittoresques

Frédéric Chopin
Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60

Sergej Prokofjew
Sonata in F minor, Op. 1

– Interval –

Robert Schumann
Arabeske in C major, Op. 18
Kreisleriana / Eight Fantasiestücke for Piano, Op. 16



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