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Fujita Piano Trio
piano, violin, cello
 
Saturday, 19th November 2011
7.45pm
 
PROGRAMME
Haydn -Piano Trio in C XV:27
Mendelssohn - Piano Trio in D minor Op.49
Chopin - Piano Trio in G minor Op. 8

The Fujita sisters from Japan have been playing chamber music together since early childhood. They made a highly acclaimed debut at the Wigmore Hall in March 1999 and since then the Trio’s concert engagements have taken them to Canada, France, Italy, Ireland, Romania, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey. They have won numerous awards and prizes both as a trio and individually.

Arisa Fujita (violin) entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991 (where she now teaches) and won all the available violin prizes, Rose, Bowl, Sheriff’s Prize and a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. She was also a semi-finalist in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998. Recently Arisa has toured Sweden with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded on the Swedish label Intim Musik.
Honoko Fujita (cello) graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then obtained the Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) in 1997. She has won many prizes including being a semi-finalist at the Maria Canals International Competition (Barcelona, 1996) and First Prize Toussaint Memorial Bach Prize (GSMD, 1996). Recently she has performed the complete works for cello by Chopin, Dvorak and Schuman cello concertos with the Exeter Symphony Orchestra.
Megumi Fujita (piano) studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Royal College of Music and has won numerous prizes including 3rd prize at the International Bosendorfer Competition, Belgium and 4th Prize, Montreal International piano Competition. Recently she has performed the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 4 and 5, Tchiakovsky Piano Concerto no 1 and Rachmaninov concerto No 2.
The Trio have performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in France with the Orchestra National de Pays de la Loire and a recital at the Wigmore Hall May 2007. Future engagements include concerts and festivals in Sweden and throughout the UK.