Hiro Fujikake

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Hiro Fujikake (Hiroyuki Fujikake) is a Japanese composer, conductor and synthesizer player.

Hiro Fujikake is the pen name of Hiroyuki Fujikake (Birth name).

[From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]

Hiro Fujikake was born in Gifu Prefecture Japan in 1949. In 1964 he began his musical studies at the High School . Later he went after the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in Aichi where he studied composition for four years to complete his Bachelor's degree. But he studied a further three years to get the Master of Music at the same university.

Since then he has won numerous awards for his compositions, such as the Ongaku-no-tomo Composition Prize for "Two Poems for Chorus" in 1970, the second prize of the NHK Mainichi Music Competition for "Threnody" in 1974, the All Japan Band Association's Test Piece Composition Prize for "Concertino Overture" in 1975, the Japan Mandolin Union Composition Prize for "Pastoral Fantasy" in 1975, first prize at the Sasagawa competition for "Nostalgic Rhapsody" in 1975 and "Chaconne" in 1976, Japan Symphony Foundation's Composition Prize for "The Song of Spring" in 1990, and the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Belgium for the symphonic work "The Rope Crest" in 1977. His compositional oeuvre is characterized by a wide variety of symphonies to operas on ballets, musicals, works for concert band, mandolin orchestra and traditional Japanese instruments, working for the radio, the television, film and for special occasions such as exhibitions and exhibitions such as World Design Exhibition in 1989 in Nagoya.

Besides composer he is also a performing artist of the synthesizer in his solo band, which is a synthesizer orchestra directed and controlled by computers. But usually he is accompanied by Japanese taiko drummers, mandolin players, and musicians on Chinese musical instruments. Along with the flautist James Galway, he has recorded two CDs; the CD The Enchanted Forest was recorded in 1990 in the United States spent five months in the Billboard Top 10 of the Classical crossover section. He is a member of the Project Committee of the Nippon Music Foundation.

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In his works one hears a union of eastern and western music. Sometimes he also integrates jazz - or rock music. Also natural elements found in his work, because he was a little boy and his early childhood living in Higashi-Shirakawa, surrounded by mountains and a river with clear water.


 

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