Thursday, February 26, 2015

About my recent CD DUMKA : review by Bryce Morrison in Gramophone (UK)

" Fukuma again plays with unfailing expertise. [...]

Fukuma's Mussorgsky is more musicianly than forced or inflated, and he is notably successful in the eerie world of "Catacombae" and in the flickering half-lights of "Con mortuis in lingua mortua". There is delicacy and precision in the very different, floridly pianistic world of Glinka-Balakirev and a coolly phrased manner in Islamey (for Liszt, "an agreeable Oriantal rattle", once known as the most difficult piece ever written for piano).
Tchaikovsky's Dumka is both elegant and commanding, while the Stravinsky-Agosti Firebird is thrown off with an enviable brilliance and finesse."

Friday, February 20, 2015

My tour in French Polynesia

Ia Orana (hello), Tahiti! Thanks for welcoming me so warmly and keeping me busy from the first day after arriving at 6 am émoticône wink
Concert tonight at Conservatoire & Sunday at the hotel le méridien, I'm supposed to have a workshop with children, too!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

at Master class in Oregon ...

I was quite moved at masterclass the other day.
This 10 years old boy played Ligeti's Passacaglia ungherese with such an excitement, and it reminded me that we were in the 21st century. Ligeti would have enjoyed seeing this.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Maestro Aldo Ciccolini ...

He was, and will remain my model as an artist... 
I shall never forget his warm sound, tone colors, gentle quiet voice, genuine smile, generosity, courage, sincere devotion to the music & all beings.Molto grazie e buon viaggio, caro Mastero!!