NMS Piano Faculty
Yukiko Fujimura, piano
A native of Knagawa, Japan, Dr. Yukiko Fujimura actively plays recitals of solo and chamber music, as well as concerti with orchestra. She won prizes at numerous competitions, including the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Competition of Slavic Music in Lithuania, Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Performance competition in Wisconsin, Ball State University Concerto Competition, and Yokosuka International Piano Competition in Japan. In 2011, she appeared with Belarusian National Symphony in Minsk, Belarus, as a soloist performing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Andrei Galanov. Fujimura earned her Doctorate in piano performance at Ball State University where she held a full teaching assistantship. During her academic studies, she 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. Her primary teachers include, Ray Kilburn, Alexandre Dossin, Penelope Ceechini, Yoshiaki Yano, and Junko Taguchi. She has also received guidance from many musicians including Noel Flores, Pavel Gililove, Asaf Zohar, and Dina Yoffe.