Saturday, June 10, 2017

New CD release "Piano Fantasy"

I'm very happy to announce the release of my new CD "Piano Fantasy" from the label Orpheus Classical.
This album contains the following program, which I presented in various venues last year.

Mozart: Fantaisie d-Moll Kv.397Fantaisie c-Moll Kv.475
Beethoven : Fantaisie Op.77, Sonate quisi Fantasia cis-Moll Op.27-2 "Mondschein"
Schubert : Grazer Fantasie D.605a, Wanderer Fantasie D.760

The booklet has a text in English, French, German and Japanese.
The album will be sold only at my concerts and via email order, and therefore it will not be found at any CD store nor online shop such as amazon.

Here is the instruction to the CD order. (only for the customers outside of Japan)
01.) Please send an email to
02.) Indicate your name, the name of the addressee (if it's another person), the shipping address, any special request in your email.
03.) Then you will receive the order confirmation along with the payment information by email within a few days. 
04.) As soon as your payment is confirmed, the CD will be posted to the address indicated.
Terms and Conditions:
01.) Payment can only be made through PayPal. We are not able to accept any other form of payment.
02.) The shipping fee will be calculated using French or German postal rates. Orders going outside of Europe will be sent via airmail. We are not able to send by express mail.
03.) You cannot cancel your order after making your PayPal payment.
04.) CDs are not returnable for refund. If you receive a damaged or otherwise non-functional CD, you may return it at your expense, and we will send you a replacement at our expense.
05.) Your personal information will only be used in connection with your CD purchases and will not be shared with others.
06.) You will be responsible for paying any customs duties, if these should be charged.

If you have any further question, please write an email to
Thank you for your comprehension.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Media News

Kotaro Fukuma's album "Sing to Water" will be featured and played in Nordwestradio this coming Friday at 10:05pm (German time)! 
You can hear the live streaming, clicking "Livestream einschalten" in the Page below.

Am Freitag 17. März um 22 Uhr 05 wird das Album von Kotaro Fukuma "Sing to Water" im Nordwestradio Programm "Auf schwarzen und weißen Tasten" präsentiert.

- der 34 jährige Pianist ist nicht nur ein überragender Virtuose mit unglaublichen manuellen und musikalischen Fähigkeiten, er ist auch als Bearbeiter aktiv. -

If you are interested in having the album, you can order via Email. Click here for more information.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

release of a new DVD

I'm happy to announce you that my new DVD has released! 
It is a live performance at the Domaine Musical de Pétignac on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, which took place on April 2, 2016. 

Here is the program :
" Récital Piano de Kotaro Fukuma "
- Pour les 30 ans du Domaine Musical de Pétignac -

Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.14 Op.27-2 "Moonlight" 
Chopin : Nocturne No.2 E-flat major Op.9-2
                Mazurka No.49 f-minor Op.68-4     
               Polonaise No.6 A-flat major Op.53 "Héroique"
Debussy : Images livre II            
Takemitsu : Litany - in Memory of Michel Vyner 
Smetana : The Moldau (transcription by Fukuma)
               ~ encores ~
Weissenberg : En Avril, à Paris
Ginastera : Danzas Argentinas No.3 
                       "Danza del gaucho matrero"
Satie : Je te veux (transcription by Fukuma)

There are interviews of me and Gérard Fauvin (the owner of this Domaine) in French with English subtitle.

Price : 20 EUR + shipment fees

If you wish to have this DVD, please write an Email to , indicating "DVD order" in the email title, your name as well as the name and the address of the receiver. My communication team will reply and explain you how the payment should be done.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Review of the album "Sing to Water" in the Gramophone

(the publication authorized by the editor)
"The Japanese pianist Kotaro Fukuma, now in his early thirties, begins this impressive album with his own arrangement of Smetana’s Vltava...Part of the pleasure of hearing this orchestral tone poem transferred to the keyboard with such aplomb is that one entirely forgets that this is not an original piano piece."
"Fukuma’s boldly projected account is despatched with a mischievous twinkle and can take its place alongside Bolet, Hamelin and (the ultimate accolade) Josef Lhévinne, whose final octave bombardment on his (abridged) 1928 classic has been the envy of every pianist since."
You can read the entire article in the link below: