Dai Fujikura

Dai Fujikura

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photo: Yuko Moriyama:otocoto
連載:幻冬舎プラス連載:小説幻冬「どうしてこうなっちゃったか」早すぎる自伝

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Biography

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Born in 1977 in Osaka Japan, Dai was fifteen when he moved to UK. The recipient of many composition prizes, he has received numerous international co-commissions from the Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms, Bamberg Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and more. He has been Composer-in-Residence of Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra since 2014 and held the same post at the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France in 2017/18. Dai’s first opera Solaris, co-commissioned by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Lausanne and the Opéra de Lille, had its world premiere in Paris in 2015 and has since gained a worldwide reputation. A new production of Solaris was created and performed at the Theatre Augsburg in 2018, and the opera received a subsequent staging in 2020.

In 2017, Dai received the Silver Lion Award from the Venice Biennale. In the same year, he was named the Artistic Director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater’s Born Creative Festival.
In 2019, his Shamisen Concerto was premiered at Mostly Mozart festival in New York Lincoln Center and there have so far been 9 performances of this work by various orchestras.
2020 sees the premiere of his fourth piano concerto Akiko’s Piano, dedicated to Hiroshima Symphony's Peace and Music Ambassador, Martha Argerich and performed as part of their "Music for Peace" project. His third opera "A Dream of Armageddon" was premiered in New National Theatre Tokyo in the same year.

His works are recorded by and released mainly on his own label Minabel Records in collaboration with SONY Music and his compositions are published by Ricordi Berlin.

Dai is currently focusing his attention on upcoming works including an opera on the life of Hokusai, a concerto for two orchestras, and a double concerto for flute and violin.


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CONCERTS

Full list of concerts

2023

January 20th+21st 2023, Nagoya, Japan
Shamisen Concerto (orchestra version)
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
Roberto Fores-Veses, conductor

2023
Reizei for alto flute and shamisen (world premiere)
Claire Chase, alto flute+Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen

2022

January 16th 2022
あいおいニッセイ同和損保 ザ・フェニックスホール, Osaka, Japan
“Ryu” for koto
LEO, koto

18.01.2022: Vital Fundazioa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
"Frozen Heat" for piano
Laura Farré Rozada, piano

27th January 2022, Karlsruhe, Germany
Chattering Birds for 2 percussionists (World Premiere)
Leonie Klein and Isao Nakamura, percussions

January 28th 2022, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
“Entwine” for orchestra (Japan Premiere)
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor

9th + 10th February 2022, Texas A&M University, USA
Neo for shamisen
Sumie Kaneko, shamisen

February 13th 2022, ロームシアター京都(サウスホール)Kyoto, Japan
Floating Fireflies for harp (Japan Premiere)
Mai Fukui, harp

13. Feb 2022, 20.00 Uhr, Berlin, Germany
Dieses Konzert wird auf den 29. Mai 2022 verschoben.
"Impulse" - piano concerto no.3
Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker
Nodoka Okisawa, conductor
Yu Kosuge, piano
https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/konzerte/kalender/details/53855/

16th February, 2022, Tivoli, Utrecht, Holland
Abandoned Time for electric guitar and ensemble
Martine Sikkenk, elektrisch gitaar
INSOMNIO
Ulrich Pohl, conductor
https://www.tivolivredenburg.nl/agenda/insomnio-16-02-2022/

17th February, 2022, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland
Abandoned Time for electric guitar and ensemble
Martine Sikkenk, elektrisch gitaar
INSOMNIO
Ulrich Pohl, conductor
https://www.muziekgebouw.nl/agenda/10672/INSOMNIO/Solo_samen/

February 17th, 2022, Hitaru, Sapporo, Japan
(the performance of "Glorious Clouds" is cancelled due to COVID infection found in the orchestra member)
“Glorious Clouds” for orchestra
Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
Shurihito Matsumoto, conductor

27th February 2022, Concert Hall “Gustav Mahler”, Calabria, Italy
Sandpiper for clarinet
Jose Daniel Ciriglian, Clarinet

March 4th, 2022, Bishopsgate Institute, London, UK
"Akiko's Diary" for piano
Késia Decoté, piano
https://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/whats-on/activity/lunchtime-concert-késia-decoté

6th March 2022, De Graaf, Ghent, Belgium
Floating Fireflies for harp
Stef Van Vynckt, harp

12th March 2022, RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), USA
Sawari for shamisen
Neo for shamisen
Ryu for koto
Sumie Kaneko, shamisen+koto

March 16th, 2022, REAKTOR, 17, Geblergasse 40, Vienna, Austria
“Calling” for bassoon
Reconsil

March 21st 2022, 高崎芸術劇場, Japan
Tsutsumu for cello
Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, cello

24.03.2022 - Teatre Principal, Valls. Nits de clàssics, Spain
"Frozen Heat" for piano
Laura Farré Rozada, piano

March 25th 2022, Auditori Can Roig i Torres, Barcelona, Spain
"Spring and Asura" for piano
YUKIKO AKAGI, piano

March 26th, 2022, Nagara no Zaza, Shiga, Japan
“Dash” for guitar and clarinet version (new version World premiere)
Makoto Yoshida, Clarinet + Shin-ichiro Tokunaga, guitar

March 31st, 2022, Salle Pollack Hall, Montreal, Canada
"Gleaming Crossings" for guitar
Emmanuel Jacob Lacopo, guitar

April 1st 2022, St. Luke’s Church, Brighton, UK
Flicker for cello and piano
Louise McMonagle (cello) and Neil Georgeson (piano)

April 8th, 2022, University of South Florida, Tampa FL, USA
"Cosmic Maps" for 2 pianos
Jared Redmond and Eunmi Ko, pianists

April 8th, 2022, 19:30 Kulturmarkt (Zwinglikirche), Zurich Saxfest, Switzerland
Reach Out for saxophone quartet
Z-Quartett (Grace Juliet Macdonald, Petra Eszter Tóth, Robert Burton, Christian Kunz)

April 9th, 2022, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, Miami FL, USA
"Cosmic Maps" for 2 pianos
Jared Redmond and Eunmi Ko, pianists

April 14th 2022, Hitaru, Sapporo, Japan
Tocar y Luchar for orchestra
Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
Kentaro Kawase, conductor

April 18th, 2022, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, USA
Padong for haegeum (World Premiere)
Eunah Noh, haegeum
https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2022/04/18/Eunah-Noh-Haegeum-0730PM

April 22nd 2022, Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall, Kanazawa, Japan
Umi for Orchestra
Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
Yuko Tanaka, conductor
https://www.oek.jp/en/ev_detail?ev_id=3881

April 24th, 2022 Mobara, 東部台文化会館, Japan
"Spring and Asura" for piano (Masaru version)
Miyuji Kaneko, Piano

April 28th 2022, Rennes, France
Shakuhachi Concerto (World Premiere)
Orchestre National de Bretagne
Dozan Fujiwara, shakuhachi
Rémi Durupt, conductor
Nicolas Floc'h : photographies
https://orchestrenationaldebretagne.bzh/media/projet-ponant-concert-journal-de-bord-aux-alizes-28-avril-2022-a-rennes/

April 30th, 2022, Southbank, London, UK
Breathless for toy piano and pizzicato violin
London Sinfonietta

Sunday 15 May 2022, 7.30pm, The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London, United Kingdom
Akiko’s Diary, for piano
Kate Ryder, piano

May 28th 2022, 兵庫県立芸術文化センター, Hyogo, Japan
"Uno Ueno" for saxophone (world premiere)
Kohei Ueno, saxophone

May 28th 2022, Centre culturel italien, Paris, France
"Breathing Tides" for sheng and oboe (version premiere)
Li-chin, sheng, Akira Lee Barrios, oboe

May 29, 2022, Kammermusiksaal, Berlin, Germany
"Flute Concerto"
Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker
Nodoka Okisawa, conductor
Ruofan Min, flutes
https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/konzerte/kalender/details/54274/

June 4th 2022, Suntory Hall Chamber Music Garden Opening Concert 2022, Tokyo, Japan
Hop for piano, cello and clarinet
Yu Kosuge, piano Makoto Yoshida, clarinet Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, cello

June 8th, 2022, Tokyo Opera City, recital hall, Tokyo, Japan
"Reach Out" for saxophone quartet
"Twin Tweets" for clarinet duo version
performed by Gendai Souzou

June 12th 2022, Suntory, Tokyo, Japan
- Suntory Hall Chamber Music Garden -
Past Beginnings for fortepiano (World Premiere)
Kae Ogawa, fortepiano
https://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/suntoryhall/schedule/detail/20220612_S_2.html

June 12th, 2022, Kagoshima
Yuragi for shakuhachi (World Premiere)
Dozan Fujiwara, shakuhachi

18.06.2022 - Reials Col·legis, Tortosa. Festival de piano Toca'm, Spain
"Frozen Heat" for piano
Laura Farré Rozada, piano

June 26th, 2022, Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, UK
Akiko's Diary for piano
Késia Decoté, piano

July 4th, 2022, St Michael at North Gate, Oxford, UK
Akiko's Diary for piano
Késia Decoté, piano

July 9th 2022, サンパール荒川 小ホール, Japan
"korokoro" for shakuhachi
Reison Kuroda, shakuhachi

13.07.2022 - Castell, Cornellà de Llobregat. Les Nits d'Estiu, Spain
"Frozen Heat" for piano
Laura Farré Rozada, piano

14.07.2022 - Cosmocaixa, Barcelona. Cosmonits, Spain
"Frozen Heat" for piano
Laura Farré Rozada, piano

15 July, 2022, 6:30pm, New Theatre Oxford 24 - 26 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG UK
Akiko’s Diary for piano
Mina’s Song for toy piano
Késia Decoté, piano and toy piano

24.07.2022 - Església de Sant Joan, Isil. Festival Dansàneu, Spain
"Frozen Heat" for piano
Laura Farré Rozada, piano

August 1-7, 2022, Beall Hall, Eugene Oregon, USA
POSTPONED to 2023!!!
Daidai (大大)for solo marimba and 3 percussionists (World Premiere)
Eriko Daimo, marimba,
Pius Cheung, Casey Cangelosi, Gene Koshinski: percussions

15.09.2022 - Palacio del Condestable, Pamplona. NAK Festival, Spain
"Frozen Heat" for piano
Laura Farré Rozada, piano

September, 22nd, 2022 Concerthall Shizuoka AOI (静岡音楽館AOI)Shizuoka, Japan
Bis for double bass,
Masashi Yamamoto : double bass

September 24th, 25th 2022, 西宮神社, Nagoya, Japan
Breathing Tide for sho and oboe
Naomi Sato, sho Ernest Rombout, oboe

October 21st, 2022, Barbican, London, UK
Glorious Clouds for orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska, conductor

December 11th 2022, Kioi Hall, Tokyo
"Tocar y Luchar" for orchestra
Orchestra Nipponica
Ichiro Nodaira, conductor

Concerts in 2021 and before

WORKS

OPERA

OPERA

music for dance

music for dance

ORCHESTRA

Orchestra

ENSEMBLE

Ensemble

CHAMBER

ChamberString Quartet/Trio+soloist/voiceduoVoicesJapanese Instruments

Voices

Voices

Solo Works

Solo Keyboard worksSolo Woodwind worksSolo Brass worksSolo Percussion worksSolo String worksSolo Japanese instrument works

CONCERTOS

CONCERTO works

Japanese Instruments

with Japanese instruments

Chinese and Korean Instruments

with Chinese and Korean instruments

Electronics Works (multimedia)

Electronics works with or without instrument(s) and multimedia

Percussion Works

Percussion Works

Guitar Works
(accoustic+electric)

Guitar Works

CELLO Works

Cello Works

Open score works:


Longing from afar
(for tele-performance)

Longing from afar
(for tele-performance)

Longing for a hug
(for tele-performance)
other open scores

Longing for a hug
(for tele-performance)
other open scores

Dai Fujikura's Cadenza of Mozart Horn Concerto and Beethoven Violin Concerto

Dai Fujikura's Cadenza of Mozart Horn Concerto and Beethoven Violin Concerto

Period Instruments

Period Instruments

Films and TV

Films and TV

Collaborations

(with David Sylvian and others)

Collaborations
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SHOP

Full list of works on sale
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discography

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Movies

YouTube

Photos

Photos for concert programme, booklet:
ALL Photos
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Interviews/texts

Dai's past interviews:
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other interviews

対談

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Documentary

Youtube conversations/対談シリーズ

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ボンクリ・アカデミー 誰も知らない新しい音楽

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Academic Texts about Dai's Music / 論文

(Here is a selection scholarly articles written by musicians, musicologists and music students about Dai's music. These are views of the writers, not necessarily Dai’s. Nevertheless they provide an interesting academic insight into Dai's compositions.)
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Book

「どうしてこうなっちゃったか」早すぎる自伝(幻冬舎)
”Too Early for an Autobiography" (in Japanese):
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Minabel Records

Dai's record label:
Minabel Records
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Curator / Director 
藤倉大プロデュース公演

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Contacts

MANAGEMENT:
KAJIMOTO
Mr. Shoji Sato
Ms. Orie Takita :
orie.takita@kajimotomusic.com
Mr. Gen Terai

PUBLISHERS:
G Ricordi & Co (Berlin) Ltd.
Please contact RICORDI Berlin's sheet music: umpg.classical@umusic.com
G Ricordi & Co (London) Ltd.
Please contact RICORDI London's sheet music: hire.ricordi.london@umusic.com
RICORDI's Agents and Distributors:
http://www.ricordi.com/en-US/ContactUs.aspx