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September 23, 2022 6:30 p.m.Location: Sursa Performance Hall
A native of Kanagawa, Japan, pianist Yukiko Fujimura actively plays recitals of solo and chamber music, as well as concerti with orchestra.
Fujimura holds a Doctorate in piano performance from Ball State University where she studied with Ray Kilburn. She has also participated in masterclasses with celebrated pianists Noel Flores, Pavel Gililov, Ian Hobson, and Dina Yoffe. During her academic career, Fujimura recorded a two-CD set of Samuel Barber’s Complete Works for Solo Piano, the first recording to include the composer’s recently published early works.
The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Fujimura was named prize winner of Stanislaw Moniuszko International Competition of Slavic Music, the Yokosuka International Piano Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Performance competition in Wisconsin, Schubert Club Competition, and Ball State University Graduate Concerto Competition.
Fujimura is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Union College in Barbourville, KY. Dedicated to community outreach and cultural development, she has founded Union College Community Piano Initiative which provides piano lessons to underserved youth in Appalachian Kentucky. Fujimura is an active member of Music Teachers National Association. She has presented at national as well as regional conferences and serves on the board of Kentucky Music Teachers Association.